Dalmeny Park hut conversion plans thrown out
Plans to convert a former park keeper’s hut into a private garden room rejected
07 July, 2017 — By Emily Finch
CAMPAIGNERS in Tufnell Park are celebrating after an application to convert a former park keeper’s hut into a private garden room has been rejected.
Town Hall planners threw out the plans for the hut in Dalmeny Park because it would “result in the loss of designated public open space”, contravening the Mayor’s London Plan.
The hut, which backs onto the park, was sold by the council for £10,000 to the owners of a nearby five-storey Dalmeny Road house in 2016.
The planning decision appears to contradict a previous statement from the council defending the sale, in which it said the hut had been unused for more than 20 years, was in a poor state of repair – and selling it would not see a loss of open space from the park.
More than 600 people signed a petition opposing the sell-off and campaigned for the hut to be given back to park users.
The Islington Society also objected.