Le Lay Architects have obtained planning consent for alterations and extensions to a home on Elm Place, Chelsea


Planning consent was granted for an extension and improvements to a Victorian townhouse tucked in at the end of a listed terrace in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. Works proposed to the house include a replacement roof structure, additional basement storey and a lift. The tight urban plot requires careful planning to avoid harming the neighbouring listed building and reduce the impact of construction on neighbours.

A house history was prepared to explain the unusual appearance and siting of the house, at one time a workshop at the end of gardens behind houses on the Fulham Road, and to show that the changes would not harm the conservation area or the setting of the listed terrace. Le Lay Architects coordinated the package of technical documents needed to support a full planning application for a basement as well as preparing and managing consultation on a construction traffic management plan.