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New apartments planned for St Matthews area

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Jul 9, 2022

18 East View Photo: Google Maps

A planning application has been submitted to Preston City Council for the proposal for new flats in the St Matthews area.


On June 24, 2022, there was a registration for the change of use of the restaurant and apartment (classes E and C3) to 16 apartments (class C3), including the partial demolition of the addition of a floor and the extension of the rear annex to build the first floor with pitched roof on 18 Vue Est.

The building has been vacant for several years and the applicant has secured it with a view to converting it into self-contained apartments for the rental market of various sizes ranging from studios to one and two bedroom apartments on the site with the rear annex extended towards the top to add an additional floor following the removal of the flat roof.

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The proposal will provide a total of 16 apartments of varying sizes to cater to the rental market; including five studios, three one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments. The current forecourt area along East View will provide resident parking with six bays.

The one storey addition to the side is to be partially demolished to allow for the conversion and provide additional amenity area for residents. This will allow communal waste and recycling services to be provided in rear yard areas with service access on Holstein Street, residents will have access through the main access doors or doors leading to the storage area. approval at the back.

The addition of a first floor to the rear annex will increase the height of the building even if it will remain low compared to neighboring houses or apartments and generally in line with the main building.

The planning statement stated: ‘The bid site is in an established residential area, close to the town center and local amenities and provides an opportunity to provide good quality apartments for the rental market.’

To find out more about the proposals, visit the Preston City Council website.

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