Prior approval for building in Arlington Avenue

Islington Council has rejected the application for a ceritificate of Lawfulness from the developers who want to convert an empty building behind 21-45 Arlington Avenue into flats.  Prior approval had been given under the new offices-to-residential planning rules to convert the building into nine flats – five with two bedrooms and four studio flats. The building is owned by  Barry Clutterbuck, who bought the building in 1987 from the Church Commissioners. The conversion cannot now go ahead as the application for a Certificate of Lawfulness has been rejected. The owner had been asked for evidence that the building had been used for offices for at least 10 years. The developer has a right to appeal the decision.

Planning Application P2013/5101/PRA; P2013/4988/COLP