An exhibition was held in mid-January to show plans for the proposed redevelopment of St Martha's Convent Junior School on Union Street prior to a planning application being made.
The proposals are for 26 one, two and three bedroomed flats for older women (Older Womens Co-Housing, or OWCH!) and include shared facilities and generous gardens.
The main issues appear to be change of use
from educational to residential and height
The buildings are designed to be 2 and 3 stories high with limited on-site parking (10 spaces). The site falls within the Wood Street Conservation Area. The design has been submitted to the Council for their pre-application advice and the applicants (a Housing Association) await this feedback before making their application.
The main issues appear to be change of use from educational to residential and height.
For more information refer to www.owch.org.uk