Two Victorian villas facing Moor Park to be converted into apartments

Posted on - 3rd August, 2013 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News
Moor Park is now a conservation area and a grade II listed park

Moor Park is now a conservation area and a grade II listed park

Two Victorian villas on Moor Park are set to become homes again.


Numbers five and nine on Moor Park Avenue are currently offices but a planning application has been submitted to convert them into 18 apartments.

The application has been referred to the planning committee as it falls within the Moor Park conservation area.

Moor Park Financial Services wish to demolish the two storey and single storey outriggers at the back of the property and replace with a four storey extension.

The development would create 14 two bedroom flats and four one bedroom flat.

It will remove the access to the buildings from St Thomas Road and create a car park with 18 parking spaces.

One objection has been received from a local resident stating the removal of access from St Thomas Road will increase parking problems in the area.

The villas have been offices since the late 80s and early 90s.

Council officers state in their reports, which recommend the scheme for approval: “The proposed conversion and extension have been sensitively designed to reflect the quality of the Victorian villas and the setting of the building adjacent to a Grade II listed historic park.”

The Preston Historical Society have looked into the buildings and explored their history.

No.5 – Resident, Mr. Henry Curwen
No.7 – Resident, Mr. Alex Tullis

No.5 – No listing.
No.7 – Mr. Alex, Sec. to Hall, Hale & Co. Ltd. also, Mr, William Hall of same company.

No.5 – Capt. Frank Fenton
No.7 – Dr. Robert Harrington MB, BCH, BAO, NUI Physician & Surgeon.

No.5 – Capt. Frank Fenton
No.7 – Mri. William Smith

No.5 – Mr. J. Worden
No.7 – Mr. W. smith (Dr. Robert Harrington has now removed to Grove House).

No.5 – Mr. H. Parker
No.7 – Mr. Arthur Isaacson MB, BCH, MRCP. Surgeries at No.7 (his residence), 51 Longridge Road and 119 Ribbleton Ave.
Also at this address – Dr. M. Lytton.

The plans are due to be heard at the meeting of the city council’s planning committee on Monday 5 August at the Town Hall from 10am.

You can view the full plans on the council website.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the plans? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to George D Thompson

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