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LEDBURY PLANS: Auction rooms to be demolished making room for new flats

LEDBURY PLANS: Auction rooms to be demolished making room for new flats

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There are plans to demolish former auction rooms in Ledbury and build 31 flats on the site.

The Eades Properties Ltd has submitted plans to Herefordshire Council to redevelop land at H J Pugh Auctioneers in Market Street, Ledbury.

The proposals are for a new 27039 sq ft block of one-bedroom apartments and includes 10 affordable houses.

Each flat would have a small area of its own outside space or balcony and would also have access to a shared south facing garden.

There are 32 secure bicycle spaces included in the plans along with 17 spaces for cars.

The scheme would involve retaining the recently built three-storey Gavel House which has ground flour offices and flats above.

And New Market House, which is a listed building, will also be kept, however a poor-quality 20th century addition to the rear of the house will be demolished.

Consultants say they have designed the scheme to reflect Ledbury’s special character.

“It is very much the ambition of The Eades Properties Ltd to produce a high quality product, and the intention is to retain the buildings as assets, rather than selling on the open market,” the design and access statement reads.

“The development team appreciate the special character of Ledbury.

“The idea will be to create an architecture and quality of environment more akin to almshouses rather than a strictly commercial development producing units for sale.”

People have until March 11 to comment on the proposals which county planners are expected to consider by May 12.

Words: Carmelo Garcia, Local Democracy Reporter


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