76a and 76b The Avenue 20/05047/FULL
In the last few days we’ve been informed that amended plans have recently been submitted for an application made last Christmas for the demolition of these two 1930s houses, replacing them with a five-storey block of flats, and houses to the rear of the site, is also still under consideration by the Council. The application also includes the resurfacing of The Avenue between the site and the junction with Westgate Road, which is an unmade road.
The new block of 18No flats comprises 10No one-bedroom and 8 No two-bedroom units. 3No three-storey terraced, mews-style houses are proposed behind, providing accommodation for up to 70 people. Car parking is provided for 16 cars behind and in front of the block.
The three houses appear fairly well appointed, however the layout and size of the flats is cramped and many barely meet the minimum space standards required.
This development doesn’t include any affordable housing provision.
Some residents on the road are concerned about the size and height of the development, that it is an over-development of the site and the traffic problems that could result from any resurfacing of the road.
The amended plans include additional windows to several individual flats and some of the common areas to improve natural light into these spaces.
If you commented on the original scheme earlier this year, we would recommend you submit your views again for this amended scheme. The closing date for comments is 26 October. Beyond this date you can still submit your comments by email to both email@example.com and the case officer firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include the case reference number above and give your name and address, or your comment will not be recorded.
The case is expected to go before a planning sub-committee meeting either on 25th November or 9th December.