There’s still at least one run-down house in town just itching for a developer (up for auction in April). Its in a prime spot – provided the new owner doesn’t drive a car. Here’s the description from the RightMove website: A 2 bedroom detached period cottage set in a large plot in need of complete renovation. The property is believed to have been built in the 1640â€™s and, subject to the necessary planning consents, could possibly be extended to a much larger family home.
And, finally, the proposed development on the site of the old Whitchurch library (Bell St) is simply awful. I put in an objection to both the planning applications; BDB/67896 and BDB/67897. For the record, here’s what I told them:
The development is not in keeping with the architectural style of the old market town especially that this is located within the conservation zone in the village’s centre. A good example of new buildings in keeping with the Whitchurch style is the development further along Bell St. towards the village’s centre (between Somerfield and the Blue Ginger Indian restaurant). The Whitchurch Design Statement, adopted as supplemental planning guidance, contains much info regarding Whitchurch and recommendations for the town’s development. This development will ruin the look of this historical street in the old market town. The developers are not from this area: they should read this document (its available for download on this B&DBC website).