Developer aims to breathe new life into run-down Soham building
- Credit: Archant
A DEVELOPER is hoping he can boost the vitality and viability of Soham by refurbishing a building in the town centre.
Matthew Johnson has applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council to convert a building in Churchgate Street from one flat and one shop into three flats and two shops.
Mr Johnson said that the shop units will front on to Churchgate Street, with flats located above. The building is currently sitting empty and boarded up.
In his submission to planners, Mr Johnson said: “Soham is an important settlement and community in East Cambridgeshire and proposals which support the town centre will also have benefits for the wider district.
“The design of the proposal has involved the adoption of an ‘assessment, involvement, evaluation, design’ process. This has resulted in a proposal of high design quality that is appropriate within its context and the character of the surrounding area.
“We have also shown that the proposed development is appropriate in terms of its use, amount, layout, scale, landscaping.”
Soham Town Council has already given its blessing to the plans.
- 1 EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt ‘to work at restaurant in Cambridgeshire’
- 2 'Gas engineer' reportedly stole two phones and a purse in Haddenham
- 3 See inside this £1.7m country house with its own lake near Ely
- 4 Village café battles Covid-19 delays to raise over £1,700
- 5 Superintendent dons rainbow helmet against hate crime on #IDAHOBIT
- 6 Princess Anne unveils new 'national treasure' Jubilee table in Ely
- 7 Weekend closure for A142 for bridge works between Ely and Chatteris
- 8 Village toasts Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a memorable touch
- 9 Inside the £165,000 luxury river boat for sale in the Fens
- 10 Corporal lines up world record 135km paddleboard trek for 'gleaming' Bobby
A decision is expected on the plans within the next eight weeks. To view the plans, or to have a say, visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk