The residents in Thurmaston, Leicester have expressed concern over plans submitted to convert the use of an old factory into flats. Councillor Brenda Seaton from Thurmaston Parish Council said “The proposed development at 3 Victoria Street shows only ten parking spaces for eight two bedroom flats and two one bedroom flats. This could potentially result in thirty-six residents’ cars at worst…”
The planning application submitted for the disused factory was submitted to Charnwood Borough Council on 24th November 2017 for the change of use, extension and alteration of the building with plans to convert it into a block containing eight two bedrooms and two one bedroom flats at the end of Alexandra Street. The Councillor goes on to say that the factory in Thurmaston is at the bottom of Alexandra Street which is a street of terraced properties where residents have “no option but to park on the street.”
The date for commenting on the planning application passed on the 21st February 2018.Source: Thurmaston Times
The owner of the factory and planning applicant, Mr Syedur Rahman, owner of buffet restaurant Chef ‘n’ Spice on Hinckley Road, LE3 and director of Cuisine of India in Wigston, wants to change the current use of the building from B1C Light Commercial Use to a C3 Residential.
Rahman is also managing director of Oshaesh, a virtually unknown company which manages and operates their own or leased real estate, according to Companies House.
There hasn’t yet been a decision made on the planning application.
Elsewhere in Thurmaston…
Application Submitted for Petrol Station in Costco CarparkSource: Charles Street Buildings Group
Costco has submitted a planning application proposing the erection of a petrol station in the carpark and reconfiguring the carpark and associated works.
The move may cause temporary congestion in the area but works aren’t yet expected to start. The application was only submitted on 3rd January 2018 and the deadline for comments has passed by agents RPSPlanning & Development on behalf of Costco Wholesale UK Ltd.
The application hasn’t yet been approved, no decision has yet been made in regards to whether to allow a new petrol station in Costco Thurmaston carpark, however, there doesn’t seem to be many negative comments in regards to the application.
Demolition of Thurmaston Methodist HallSource: Google Maps
Parkers Property have applied for planning permission from Charnwood Borough Council to demolish the old, disused Thurmaston Methodist Hall on Melton Road next door to the Parkers petrol station on Melton Road in Thurmaston Village, the director of Parkers Property Ltd is Robin David Parker who is also director of Parkers Motorservices (Syston) Ltd and Parker Motorservices Ltd.
There may be scope for alternative uses for the building, instead of demolishing a piece of Thurmaston’s and Leicester’s heritage. Including storage for the petrol station, accommodation or a small retail complex. The idea of demolishing the building may not sit well local residents.
There has been no word on the intended uses of the site should permission be granted for the demolition.
The application was registered on the 23rd February 2018 with the Plans & Conservation division at Charnwood Borough Council and currently, no decision has been made as to whether to allow the demolition of the Primitive Methodist Hall that was erected in 1884 but rapidly falling into disrepair. We expect to see major objections to the proposed demolition determination but it’s still early days yet.