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22/09/2017

Appeal: Room with ‘sleeping deck’ in loft space is ‘not a studio flat’

Mezzanine level / Shutterstock: 88022068

An inspector has refused plans in east London for a single room with a mezzanine ‘sleeping deck’ in the loft space above, ruling that it would not constitute a studio flat and would therefore not meet London Plan floor space standards.

The appeal relates to a two-storey terraced house in East Ham, east of central London. The building is used as a hairdresser’s on the ground floor, with residential use above. The proposal sought permission to add a mezzanine “sleeping deck” in the loft space to the existing first-floor room, creating one self-contained studio flat.

The appellant argued that the total fl.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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