Extensions & Renovations in Kensington Conservation Area

Local Authority

Kensington and Chelsea


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Planning permission secured for extensions and alternations to a property in Notting Hill

Client Private Individual
Architect APA Architects
Author Geoff Megarity
Principal Planner

Project Overview

Bell Cornwell have secured planning permission at committee for extensions to a property in the famous pastel coloured neighbourhood of Hillgate Village, located in Notting Hill.

The proposals were worked on in a collaborative fashion between Bell Cornwell, architects APA and the clients. They included new roof terraces and a first floor extension to the rear of the property, both a lower and upper ground floor extension and the installation of modern windows and rooflights. Alterations to the front of the property were designed to deliver a modern finish to a classically styled home in an iconic location.


The site is located in the Kensington Conservation Area and in a built-up part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It was therefore necessary for us to demonstrate that there would be no impact to neighbouring properties in terms of daylight and sunlight whilst also proving that the construction works would not harm the amenity enjoyed by neighbours.

The application was called to a virtual planning committee for a decision but Bell Cornwell were able to reassure the Councillors that the Conservation Area would not be negatively impacted. Planning permission was approved via a majority vote.

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