Issue 45 — December 1999
New vista for Cranham Terrace?
Lucy's propose to build seven two- bedroom 'mews houses' to replace a row of 18 garages between the back of Juxon Street and Venables Close. This is a potential view from Cranham Terrace looking east. Six of the houses are in one row, while the seventh is at right angles facing down the path.
Earlier plans, for a larger number of flats, drew protests from residents, alarmed about the size and density of this in-fill development as well as by the flamboyant roof design. This new design has been toned down to fit in with Jericho, hence the pitched roof. However, local people are still concerned about the scale of the development and its closeness to adjacent buildings. One or two of the Lucy's houses in Juxon Street will also lose parts of their gardens. There are also doubts about adequate access for cars.
One key issue will be garages. Planning officers are keen to maintain the number. The architects offer two options: one has 13 garages; the other has 22. But they also say that a lower garage requirement could reduce the overall scale. The plans can be inspected at Ramsay House in St. Ebbes. Comments will be welcomed until the end of the year. The earliest Planning Committee meeting at which it could be discussed would be on January 12.