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Plans to demolish St Martin’s chapel in Fulwood approved

Posted on - 24th June, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
Aerial view of the existing St Martin's site Pic: Paddock Johnson Partnership
Aerial view of the existing St Martin’s site Pic: Paddock Johnson Partnership

A planning application to demolish St Martin’s chapel, Fulwood and rebuild it with houses has been approved.

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Previous an application was approved to demolish and build 14 residential units including five three-bedroom dwellings and nine two-bedroom apartments.

The five houses were to be affordable and the nine apartments were for people aged 55+, but the approved plans are now different.

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New plans include 14 residential units which are all to be affordable, with none specifically for over 55s.

This is due to the need for more affordable properties in the area.

The siting, scale, design and appearance would not be altered by this application.

Sketch of proposed view from Broadway entrance Pic: Paddock Johnson Partnership
Sketch of proposed view from Broadway entrance Pic: Paddock Johnson Partnership

The redevelopment would see the chapel, parish hall, Guides hut and bowling green all demolished.

In their place will be a single storey new build chapel and parish hall facility.

The demolition has caused controversy between residents saying they have been left out of the decision making process.

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Despite the new chapel being smaller than the previous, the plans say that it will still accommodate all the groups that used to use the building.

This is also due to the Guides group no longer using this location.

The agent of the application is Paddock Johnson Partnership.

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