Vacant shop in Kingston could be converted into a residential property

By Sarah Garner

14th Apr 2024 | Local News

57 Grove Lane, in Kingston, could be converted into a residential property if plans are approved (Google).
57 Grove Lane, in Kingston, could be converted into a residential property if plans are approved (Google).

Plans have been submitted to transform a vacant shop premises in Kingston into a residential property.

Mr Sithamparapillai is seeking permission to convert the ground floor of 57 Grove Lane into residential use and erect a single storey side extension.

A design and access statement, submitted as part of the application, states: "The application site is located on the junction of Grove Lane and Balmoral Road. It comprises a semidetached two storey property with vacant retail on the ground floor and a two-bedroom residential flat above

"Firstly, the loss of the retail unit at No57 Grove Lane would not have an adverse impact on the ability of local residents to access local goods and services. Secondly, for 15 years, a part of the ground floor valuable shop area has been vacant, and it has not provided any services to the locals.

The applicant says a part of the ground floor shop area has been vacant for around 15 years (Google).

"The proposed development with additional extension will provide a high standard of accommodation which comfortably exceeds minimum standards in respect of internal space.

"In regard to change of main entrance on the side of the property provides an additional improvement to separate the living room from the functional area and enhance more comfort to the dwelling.

"The proposals will make more efficient use of the site and will allow for an improved layout the new addition is meticulously designed that it would not bring any adversely impact on to the existing building and character of the area."

A decision is expected regarding these plans in the coming months.


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