Following a number of objections, the Church Commissioners have announced changes to the Portsea Mews proposed development. Objections largely centred on the impact of the mansard extension.
Following that review, the Church Commissioners have confirmed the intention to remove the proposed mansard roof extension on the outer blocks. The removal of this additional storey will remove any potential impacts to neighbouring properties in terms of sense of enclosure, daylight and sunlight and outlook.
HyPER spent a lot of time communicating between the Church Commissioners and residents regarding these proposals, and successfully represented all sides of the debate. Overall HyPER members had been positive of the previous proposals, whilst recognising the impact on some residents who lived adjacent to the scheme. We hope that any new scheme will still enable a significant increase of both commercial and residential properties, to ensure the continued viability of Connaught Village.
Further details are available in the letter that was sent to local residents.