PLANS SUBMITTED FOR MORE NEWPORT HIGH STREET FLATS

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Another spot on Newport High Street is set to be transformed into flats.

The space is above the former Carphone Warehouse, which closed last year, but the ground floor will remain as retail space and the shop is on the market for offers in the region of £475,000.

While the upper floors of the building were used for storage, the two floors are not part of the shop offer.

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Salt Property Holdings, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire is proposing the upper floors house two flats, one one-bed and one two-bed, with a flat roof on the top of the building changed into a terrace.

Work to be done includes redecorating the current corridors and stairs to access the upper floors and replacing all the windows on the first and second floors with double glazing.

Planning agents Appleby Architects said the change of use of the upper levels would not affect potential employment levels and the flat plans seek to optimise the property with the space available.

The conversion is said to have been designed to sit within the existing townscape sympathetically and to be in keeping with the surrounding properties.

In the application, there is no mention of the ground floor shop space being taken on by anyone.

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To view the plans, or comment on the proposals (21/00524/FUL), you can view the Isle of Wight Council’s planning register.

Comments will be accepted until April 26.

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Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
9 days ago

This new trend of selling shops without stockrooms or storage is the death of any high street, what products can you sell without a stockroom? none, take Ventnor, I looked at several shops a few years ago, all had basements and upper floors as flats, zero storage and limited use, no toilet in some!..plannings chaotic paradox.

fred
fred
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
9 days ago

Shops don’t work like this anymore, have not for a very long time. Holding stock is a dead weight. The only stock you hold is what is on display. A LOT of space in Newport that could be used for fordable housing for locals is going to waste. High street is gone.

Bryan
Bryan
Reply to  Surfingwithsharks
9 days ago

You are not supposed to notice that! This is a pretense that the high street will be regenerated by making it look like new businesses will arrive even though the facilities are unsuitable for err businesses, then when they don’t come, bingo, more bedsits!!

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
Reply to  Bryan
8 days ago

A sea of charity shops will also wash through, I agree your not supposed to notice that.

YIGAF
YIGAF
9 days ago

Looks to be a clever plan by our wonderful council to create guaranteed council tax adding to their coffers. This will happen from the very top of the high street to the council buildings at the bottom. This was rumoured a while ago but no one believed it will happen. Watch this space for more and more shops vacating and planning permission submitted and allowed for more and more residence.

fred
fred
Reply to  YIGAF
9 days ago

Which is a good thing. Means less green fields to be built on. And these are the kind of properties that locals will buy. Not second home owners.

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  YIGAF
8 days ago

What did mr justice say summer last year!? Oh another conspiracy that happens to be true! Who would have thought eh!?

Chris
Chris
9 days ago

So at least the buildings are being used, with a knock on effect hopefully that more retail will follow if people are living there already

fred
fred
9 days ago

We need more of this. Housing for the islanders that need it.

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