Published on Monday, 10th December 2018

A planning application has been submitted to demolish one of the shops in Charlotte Street and replace it with a block of flats, with a commercial space on the ground floor. The proposal would see the two-storey Ponden Home store building replaced with a five storey building containing nine flats.

 

This is both good and bad news. The positive interpretation is that any investment is welcome and the new building looks better than the old; the negative that this is a piecemeal application and that looking at each site individually makes securing the comprehensive regeneration less likely; it also in all likelihood means the loss of a shop.

 

The application reference is 18/01927/OUT.

 

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