The existing storage shed is proposed for demolition, to be replaced by a 1-bed house (photo ©Google)

The owner of the Barnaby Stores shop on Winchester Street at Micheldever Road is proposing to demolish the storage facility behind the shop and erect a 1-bedroom house with parking for 2 cars. The site is 758 square metres in size.

The design and access statement written by Manjit Sangha of Basingstoke, says, “The proposal aims to demolish the existing building [the storage facility to the rear of the shop] and create a replacement habitable structure of a similar size and improving the overall landscape to the site.”


The statement continues, “The site is well located…[it] sits in a sustainable location close to local and main services and amenities as well as having links to different forms of public transport.”

The house will have dual flush toilets and limiters on showers; Rainwater butts and permeable surfaces outside seek to reduce the water flow rates.

A small garden will be created on part of the front of the house, alongside the hardstanding for 2 cars. A conservatory will be on the eastern side of the house.

The drawing of the proposed 1-bedroom house shows 2 car parking spaces on-site.


There is some confusion about parking at the house, though.

The owner’s design and access statement says, “On street parking is proposed to create separation between the dwellings and the car” but the drawings submitted indicate hardstanding within the property’s boundary for two cars.

Last year, new parking restrictions were introduced on that section of Micheldever Road to try to alleviate car queuing and turning issues at Winchester Street.

The planning application is available on the B&DBC website, click: BDB/77619. To tell the council your views on the application, click HERE and fill in the form.

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