An application to convert two Victorian villas into apartments has been deferred by councillors.Advertisement
Preston City Council’s planning committee said they did not have the full information to make a decision.
Images and diagrams of the proposed demolition of current extensions to 5 and 7 Moor Park Avenue and new extensions creating one block of 18 flats was greeted with dismay by councillors.
Preston Rural North councillor Alexandra Thompson-Ortega said the plans did not appear in-keeping with the Moor Park conservation area.
Councillor David Borrow, who represents Moor Park, said the design of the extension did not sit comfortably with the surrounding area.
He also asked why more conservation and heritage bodies hadn’t been consulted. Council officers said because the buildings themselves weren’t listed it was unlikely the application would be seen in a reasonable timescale.
Councillors have asked for more information and may visit the site before a decision is made.
Moor Park is grade II listed and the city council has declared the area around is a conservation area.
You can view the full planning application online via the council website.
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