An abandoned Hindu Temple in Avenham is set to be pulled down.Advertisement
Land next to the temple and the building itself have become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and vandalism.
Now developers T D Jagger Property Consultants have tabled plans to knock down the building and replace it with a small housing development in Avenham Place.
Proposals lodged with Preston City Council state “The building consists of a substantial two storey Victorian building with a partial basement area that has been neglected over previous years.”
Nine new houses would be built on the site and space created with 14 car parking spaces.
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The land backs onto a green space known as Oxford Fields and is off Frenchwood Street.
The building and land sit within the Avenham Conservation Area which places strict limits on development within the area.
In May 2017 the building was subject to a suspected arson attack, when a number of cars parked at the front of the building were set on fire.
Before being used as a Hindu Temple the building was a Jewish Synagogue, as pictured here in 2007 when in operation.
In 2013 plans to convert the building into flats were refused.
It has stood empty since 2008.
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The full plans can be seen on the Preston City Council website.
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