Plans to demolish a garage block off Buckingham Road and replace it with two houses have been approved.
The garages were previously used by the residents of the properties located over the adjacent retail units. However, the residential portion of the adjacent buildings have been sold to private owners and the garages are currently unused. Instead the site is currently used for informal parking by approximately 20 cars.
The approved scheme is for two four-bedroom dwellings with split levels of 2-storeys at the front and 3-storeys to the rear. The accommodation is spread across three floors with the top-floor master bedroom being within the roof space.
Two off-street parking spaces are located at the front of the properties with private gardens to the rear.
An application was submitted for three 3-storey dwellings on this site in July 2015 which was refused. This decision was upheld at appeal with the main issue raised being the height of the proposal which was out of character with the area.
A new scheme was subsequently designed and submitted in January 2017 for three 2.5-storey dwellings which was granted planning permission.
This latest approved application retains the height of the previously approved scheme but with a reduction to two dwellings.