The creator of the Save AIR Studios petition has requested signatories to write to Camden Council to reiterate their opposition to a planning application by neighbours for a ‘super-basement’ under the property next door.
Jessica Learmond-Criqui noted that applicants Mr and Mrs Andrew Jeffreys have recently re-submitted a new request for planning permission which “has not addressed the issues” raised by AIR and the MPG at the time of the first application (see AIR Studios faces closure), “so my previous objection stands”.
The 38 Degrees petition urges “Camden Council; Belsize Park, Hampstead and Frognal and Fitzjohns residents and councillors; Tulip Siddiq MP; and Greg Clark MP, secretary of state for the Department of Communities and Local Government” to “reject the application for a major development which would disrupt the workings of AIR recording studios, possibly cause damage to the building and its surroundings and may force [it] to close”.
Learmond-Criqui also highlights “AIR’s experts’ reports deal[ing] with the risk arising from underground water. The applicant dismisses this risk out of hand, and AIR is re-confirming this risk. There is a pump that runs 24/7 within Lyndhurst Hall that manages the water table. I am hopeful that Camden will have this risk at the forefront of its mind regarding potential damage to Lyndhurst Hall when considering this application.”
She urges all those opposed to the underground extension to write to email@example.com with the subject line 11 Rosslyn Hill, Application Ref 2015/2089/P and 2015/2109/L.