Last week we said we hadn’t seen many significant planning applications for a while…
A planning application for 238 flats on the former Royal Mail site at Brunswick Road has been submitted by Barrat homes.
The design is based around four large blocks that vary in height between 6 and 4 storeys high. It also incorporates a series of south facing courtyards which face onto the Brunswick Street side of the development.
It would appear that part of the middle courtyard is to be designated as a “pocket park” open to the public.
Despite feedback during the pre-application consultation that locals would like to see more family homes and commercial uses in the development, all the flats will be one or two bedrooms, and there will be no provision for commercial space at all in the development.
The developer has even paid not one, but two, external consultants to support their contention that there is no viable business use for the site.
It’s not clear from the application exactly how many affordable homes will be included in the development, but the plans do indicate that provision has been made for them.
If you wish to find out more, or comment on the application, you can find it on the council planning portal.