A recent planning application for this site, proposes converting the ground floor into a one bedroom flat and a two bedroom flat.
We have objected to this, as we consider that this should remain a commercial unit in some form or other. North Street at ground floor level is still, predominantly, a mix of retail, food and other service industry businesses and we could see no justification for moving away from that.
We understand that Councillor Tim Pike has a similar view and will seek to have the application referred to the planning committee, should the planning department decide to approve it.
The application details can be found at: APP/19/00807