New flats planned in the St Matthews area

Posted on - 9th July, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Housing, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, St Matthews
18 East View Pic: Google Maps
18 East View Pic: Google Maps

A planning application has been submitted to Preston City Council for the proposal of new flats in the St Matthews area.


On June 24, 2022 there was a registration for the Change of use from restaurant and flat (Class E & C3) to 16 apartments (Class C3) including partial demolition of single storey addition and extension to rear annexe to construct first floor with pitched roof on 18 East View.

The building has been vacant for a number of years and the applicant has secured it with a view to converting it in to self-contained apartments for the rental market of various sizes ranging from studio to one and two bedroom apartments across the site with the rear annexe extended upwards to add a further floor following removal of the flat roof.

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The proposal will provide at total of 16 apartments varying in size to cater for the rental market; including five studios, three one bedroom apartments and eight two bedroom apartments. The present forecourt area along East View will provide parking provision for residents with six bays.

The single storey addition to the side is to be partially demolished to allow the conversion to take place and provide additional amenity area for residents. This will allow communal refuse and recycling provision to be made within the rear yard areas with service access on to Holstein Street, residents will have access through the primary access doors or gates leading to the amenity space at the rear.

Addition of a first floor to the rear annexe will result in the increase in height of the building although this will remain low in comparison to the neighbouring houses or flats and generally compliant to the main building.

The planning statement said: “The application site lies within an established residential area, close to the city centre and local amenities and is an opportunity to provide good quality apartments for the rental market.”

To find out more about the proposals visit the Preston City Council website.

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