New owners of town centre store under fire for flats plan
- Credit: Peter Humphrey
A councillor wants planners to bin plans for four flats in Wisbech town centre after claiming there would be nowhere for the occupants to put their rubbish.
Cllr Steve Tierney also believes that given the forthcoming £200,000 pedestrianisation of the town centre, parking, too, would be an issue.
His comments follow a bid to convert the first and second floor of the store recently sold by Hughes Electrical.
Hughes have re-located to 6a Horsefair and the shop was sold to South Ventures Property who have submitted the application.
In an earlier version of this story, we stated that the application had been made by Hughes Electrical. This is incorrect and we apologise unreservedly to Hughes Electrical for our error.
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Of the bid by South Ventures Property, Cllr Tierney said: “I do not see how car parking / bin collection is going to work for four new flats.”
He added: “Even if there is a back entrance, there's nowhere for bins to go that won't be an eyesore and a blockage that I can think of? And there's definitely nowhere to park nearby.”
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The agent, Peter Humphrey Associates, says the proposal “will create much needed high quality residential units within the town and also ensure another building in the Market Place doesn’t become vacant”.