New flats in Limehouse conservation area is recommended despite objections from residents

PUBLISHED: 12:59 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:04 19 July 2018

Lamb Court is proposed for Narrow Street. Pic: Google.

Lamb Court is proposed for Narrow Street. Pic: Google.


Proposals for a new block of flats in a conservation area in Limehouse is being recommended for approval despite 74 objections from residents.

The four-storey Lamb Court in Narrow Street, containing one one-bedroom flat and two two-bedroom flats above a concierge and reception area will go before Tower Hamlets Council’s development committee today.

It was referred to the committee after 74 letters of objection were received citing “impact on the conservation area, design, amenity, access, fire safety and biodiversity”.

Developer Secure Reversions has promised to replace the six maple trees that will be chopped down to make way for construction.

New bird and bat boxes will also be installed so there so there is a “net gain of biodiversity”, according to reports submitted to the council.

The council report states: “Objections have been raised from residents regarding the use of this land as an open space. Whilst there are six maple trees on site, this area of land is not designated as any form of open space and is used as pedestrian access to the car park located in Lambs Court.

“The site also has some visual value in creating a gap between the two terraces, however this is limited. In light of this and the above polices which seek to maximise the provision of housing, it is considered that the principle of the development is acceptable.”

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