Move to turn Oswestry business site into homes

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | Property | Published:

An application has been made to turn a former business into five apartments in the centre of Oswestry.

Builders at work

The application, for Hardings Commercial, was made last month to Shropshire Council, to convert the building at unit 16B of Bailey Street.

The proposal is to convert the entire building to five one bedroom apartments.

The work will involve the insertion of a first floor structure and alterations to the existing roof structure though the line, level and character of the existing roof-scape at the higher level will be maintained due to the contribution that the building makes to the character and appearance of the conservation area.

The accommodation will include a one bedroomed apartment at ground floor level, one large one bedroomed apartment at ground floor level, one, one bedroomed apartment at first floor level with a view towards Bailey Street, a one bedroomed apartment at first floor level and one large one bedroomed apartment at ground floor level.


In the summary in a design and access statements from the applications, it has said that it should be approved.

It says: "In summary, the proposed development identified as part of this application for planning permission has striven to achieve the following aims and objectives to provide much needed residential accommodation within a vacant building within the town centre.

"Maintain the character and form of the existing built development in the area generally in order to successfully assimilate the proposed development in to the surroundings.


"Provide a development which achieves the aims and objectives of adopted Local Plan policies for this type of residential development.

"In conclusion, this design and access statement has demonstrated that the proposals are in accordance with adopted local planning policy and supplementary planning guidance for the conversion of non-residential space to residential use in the town centre.

"In consideration of the above and the other information provided as part of the application, officers are respectfully requested to view these proposals favourably and resolve to grant planning permission."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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