Monday, 23 October 2017

Conversion of former office block revised

PLANS to convert a disused Goring office block into 10 flats have gone back to the drawing board.

PLANS to convert a disused Goring office block into 10 flats have gone back to the drawing board.

Andrew Tier, of Cherwell Road, Emmer Green, has submitted a planning application to redevelop CDR House in Gatehampton Road.

In April, South Oxfordshire District Council gave consent to Gatehampton Developments for a similar project.

Mr Tier says the design has been redrawn following a detailed structural analysis of the two-storey building.

He plans to keep the original structure, which has a footprint of 624 sq m, while adding single-storey extensions on all four sides to create six ground floor flats and four on the first floor.



There would two one-bedroom flats, six with two bedrooms and two with three.

There would be 17 parking spaces, an outside bin store, a large bike shelter and private and communal gardens.

Access would be via an automatic gate for cars and a side gate for pedestrians, both about eight metres north of the old entrance.

The building, which has been vacant for several years, was erected in 1989 and was previously used for scientific research.

Goring Parish Council will be invited to comment on the application but will not be able to object as converting old offices into homes is permitted development, meaning an applicant doesn’t have to go through the full planning process but only prove that there is no traffic or environmental hazard.

The district council will make the final decision by April 5.



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