A vacant three-storey terraced block could be demolished and re-built as a five-storey mixed-use development.

Plans have been submitted to Camden Council to knock down numbers 3, 5 and 7 Fortess Road in Kentish Town.

The existing building would be replaced by a five-storey development of two shops with four flats above.

Approval was already granted in 2021 for the site to be re-developed as a four-storey block with three flats of three bedrooms on the upper floors.  

But the new plans would add an extra floor to the development for a two bedroom flat.

A daylight and sunlight assessment submitted alongside the application found that five existing neighbouring properties “could be slightly affected” by the proposed development.

But it concluded that the proposals would “not cause a noticeable change to existing occupants” as in most cases the properties would receive the same amount of daylight.

Planning documents add that the design of the proposed building would be “a significant improvement” over the appearance of the existing building.

More details about the application (2023/3330/P) can be found on Camden Council’s planning portal. Comments about the proposals can be made until October 2.