An application has been submitted to replace the two large houses next to the new care home (former Shirley Aquatics site).
The application seeks to replace the two houses and replace them with 7 three bedroom houses within the large grounds. All access will be via the frontage on Stratford Road.
The planning application reference is: PL/2020/01032/PPFL and I have posted all the documents on the councils planning portal here: PL-2020-01032-PPFL
For ease, and avoiding all the technical documents, I have posted the site plan and planning statement here:
My initial thoughts:
The existing site has looked ‘tired’ for quite a while and as the planning statement highlights, there is an need for housing. This type of housing is much in demand.
This site could easily have been developed for other than housing and I would welcome a few houses rather than another car dealership or retirement complex.
I will liaise with the nearest neighbours to ensure their concerns are addressed through relative conditions.