Stores named, shop change, flats plan, store homes - The Rugby Observer

Stores named, shop change, flats plan, store homes

Rugby Editorial 9th Jul, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

WICKES, Homebase, Pets at Home and Bensons Beds have been identified as the stores most likely to move onto a mini retail park on Leicester Road.

They feature in the detailed planning application for the land off Technology Drive between Junction One retail park and Warwickshire College which sets out proposals for 270 car park spaces.

Proposals have also been drawn for a further 175 houses on a plot of land opposite. They will be two, three and four bedroom homes with a road running through the development from Technology Drive to Hunters Lane.

The development forms part of a huge swathe of land off Leicester Road where hundreds of homes and a pub are being built.

THE former 4D Ultrasound Baby Bonding Scan Studio on Hollowell Way in Brownsover looks set to be turned into a fish and chip shop.

A change of use application has been submitted to the borough council after efforts to re-let the shop in its current form failed.

CHANGES have been made to the planned conversion of the offices above NatWest on North Street in the town centre.

Instead of 21 two bedroom flats and eight with one bedroom the first, second and third floors of the building will now have 25 one bedroom flats and 10 with two bedrooms. The bank will remain open.

THREE flats are to be created above one of the town centre’s most historic shop buildings.

Number 19 High Street – once the workshop of rugby ball maker William Gilbert – remains unoccupied because of its size, its owner has claimed.

Two of the flats, if approved by the council, would have two bedrooms and be on the first floor while the third would have three bedrooms and be set over three floors.

One would be accessed from Little Church Street and the other two from High Street itself.

“It is considered the retail element of the property will be more attractive to a potential tenant with a smaller floor area. The loss of retail space is on the first floor of the property which is less economic in retail properties,” it said in planning documents.


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