Developers hope it’s third time lucky in new plans for run-down Totton site
THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR BATTS CORNER SCHEME?
Many people will remember when this derelict old building used to be a Fruit And Veg shop.
It is such a shame that a building, in such a visible part of the town, has been allowed to fall into such poor condition. A few years ago, I assisted a tenant, living in really poor conditions, with damp and mould,on the first floor of the property.
Two previous attempts have been made to gain planning permission. Both were denied because of poor design. The computer generated image of this third application looks a lot better.
As ever, there are always "downsides" to every application. In this case, we might see additional problems with new residents owning cars but not having an on site space to park. Everyone living nearby knows that on street parking is becoming increasingly difficult and stressful.
This location also suffers from air quality issues, particularly from vehicles queuing up from the train gates.
I rather doubt whether the planners will deem either reason sufficient to deny permission..
A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to turn a derelict building in Rumbridge Street, Totton, into seven flats, despite being turned down twice before.
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