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Appeal: Roof terrace approved for grade I listed Westminster building

Queen Anne's Gate / Panoramio: 07052004

An inspector has allowed plans to alter a grade I listed building in Westminster to create a new roof terrace, ruling that it would not disturb neighbours despite concerns about a noise-amplifying ‘canyon effect’.

The appeal relates to a mid-terrace building in the Queen Anne architectural style, formerly in use as offices but currently vacant. It is grade I listed – the highest grading status, reserved for buildings of exceptional interest – and also lies within the Birdcage Walk conservation area (CA). On his visit to the site, inspector J J Evans found that the “elegant, imposing........
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