UK Proposed Bolton town centre flats thrown out by council last minute news
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Plans to convert an office block into flats and a penthouse in Bolton town centre have been refused. Developer YSN Group applied to convert the first and second floors above the former Cash Generator store on Bradshawgate into four two-bed flats and a single penthouse. Under the application the retail use at ground floor would remain. A planning report detailed the proposals for the three storey building facing Silverwell Lane and explained why Bolton council refused to grant them. Read More Related Articles Trouble after Bolton Wanderers match could have 'adverse effect' on fans being allowed back into stadium, club say Read More Related Articles Airport arrival halls “breeding ground for infection”: MPs say restrictions on foreign holidays should be maintained It said: “Two pitched dormers and larger flat roof dormer will be created on the front roof slope. “The front elevation of the property will be significantly altered with the installation of six Juliet balconies, installation and removal of additional windows and the rendering of the entire property.” The site lies close to the Trinity Quarter of the town centre masterplan, which is characterised by red brick mill buildings in the main. There have been a number of recent apartment buildings constructed along Silverwell Lane with varying architectural styles.
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. The planning report cited concerns about alterations to the building.
It said: “The reuse of the building for residential purposes would positively impact onto the site and vicinity, however there are concerns regarding the treatment of the front elevation. “The proposed scheme would result in a random and unbalanced arrangement of window openings which would detract from the formal composition and create an irregular rhythm of fenestration. “It appears that all the stone sills and lintels would be removed which are attractive features on the elevation.”
The report concluded: “The proposed works to the building including the alterations to the fenestration and the render treatment would detract from the appearance of the building and the area and would conflict with policy which seeks to conserve and enhance local distinctiveness.” A notice of refusal has now been sent to the applicants.
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