Lochailort Investments who had demolished the Railway Hotel have submitted a number of designs for the site which have been the subject of much local discussion.
The current use, as a 49-space temporary car park, expires at the end of July 2013.
The present planning application is for the erection of 12 dwellings comprising of 2 four bedroom, 3 three bedroom, 6 two bedroom and 1 one bedroom homes.
The developers say that the scheme has been designed to “reflect features found in important local buildings such as the Whitchurch Silk Mill and Town Hall with details and local materials reflecting local character”. The incorporation of a clock tower is part of this.
The proposals include 11 parking spaces plus both long and short stay cycle storage, some of which is secure and underground, accessed by a ramp.
The Whitchurch Town Council has raised an objection due to some highway concerns relating to the application, including “insufficient parking provision”, although this was by no means a unanimous decision.
What do local people think?
Local comment is sought and the full details of the scheme are on Basingstoke and Deane’s planning pages, application number BDB/77353
PLANNING APPLICATION, RAILWAY HOTEL, WHITCHURCH
Whitchurch Town Council contact details are HERE