Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission gained for a Grade II listed building in the Clapham Common Conservation Area, London Borough of Lambeth

Lambeth Council
Application Type: Listed Building Consent 
Local Authorities/Councils: Lambeth London Borough Council


Our team were delighted to work alongside Colony Architects to prepare and submit a listed building consent and planning application for a grade II listed building within the Clapham Common Conservation Area in the London Borough of Lambeth. 

The proposed works included the following:

  • Loft conversion
  • Rear extension 
  • Relocation of the kitchen to the rear room at ground floor level
  • Creation of new bathroom and en-suites

As part of the successful application, our heritage team prepared a Heritage Statement to support the application. This document and associated research demonstrated that both the special architectural and historic interest of the listed building and the character and appearance of the Clapham Conservation Area would be preserved. 

The site was designed by renowned architect JT Knowles and forms part of an attractive terrace that was built for the upper classes in 1860. It was built in the French renaissance style and comprises 5 houses with the ends of terraces as larger bookends. There is a matching terrace on the west side of Cedars Road which is also grade II listed. The two terraces form one coherent and attractive composition with the principal facades facing south onto Clapham Common. The site has the standard two-room deep planform with the staircase towards the rear next to the party wall and a generous landing in the closet wing. 

The piano nobile contains features that, collectively, form a magnificent decorative scheme of great significance. This includes pilasters and columns topped with Corinthian capitals with scagliola embellishments to give the appearance of marble. Several other features of significance include the original marble fireplaces with inserts and mirrors and the side tables with mirrors. The ceilings are equally impressive with opulent plasterwork and detailed painting covering the entire surface area. Development at the site required a sensitive approach, as such an assessment of the building’s significance was carried out to inform the design at an early stage in the project. 

The proposals were shown to comply with the relevant national and local conservation policy by providing a significance assessment of the site, a detailed impact assessment of the proposed works and a robust justification statement. This concluded that there would be no harm in line with national and local conservation policies. 

If you are looking to make amendments to a listed building, or one located in a conservation area, Fuller Long will be able to assist you. Please call 0808 164 1288 or email us at to chat with one of our expert heritage consultants.

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Virginia Gillece

Heritage Consultant

Josie Roscoe

Hertiage Consultant