At the SCAS AGM, we heard an update about The Gables Hotel, on London Road, the fate of which has been uncertain for some time.
“Another proposed development causing concern to members was the change of use of part of The Gables Hotel, 368 London Road, from Hotel to Retail, i.e. Coop “Convenience Store”. The Planning Application notice had appeared in May 2015. Comments on the application had to be in before 26/05/2015 and DO encouraged members to write their own letters of objection to the Planning Department. He said SCAS had already objected on the grounds of traffic problems and also that such a development would be a total lowering of standards in the residential and conservation area of Stoneygate.”
If you would like to object to the planning application, please do so by 26 May 2015. You can see the application and submit comments here. If you would like to object, please explicitly state this, so your comments are recorded as such.
There are some wonderful photographs of the Conservation Area on SCAS website, which you can view here. Our posts on recent planning applications also contain additional photographs of the beautiful architecture in the area.
If anyone has any photographs they would like to post on the website, please use our contact form to get in touch.
There is a consultation on the Leicester City Council website about pavement parking. It is open for comments until 30 April 2014 and will give residents an opportunity to express their views on pavement parking.
The consultation can be viewed on the Consultations section of the Leicester City Council website.
In the last SCAS Newsletter we highlighted the issues surrounding Tesco’s plans to open a new `express’ supermarket in the old Barclays Bank building on the corner of Queens Road and Clarendon Park Road.
The current `change of use’ rules allow the bank to be used as a supermarket without the need for further planning consent. However, Tesco has formally submitted several planning applications for related development and members of the public now have the opportunity to express their views to City Council planners.
The applications are as follows. Click the links to view and comment on each individual application:
20140332 Air conditioning and condenser units in rear yard; timber fence.
20140330 External chiller unit (in corner of current car park, below neighbouring flats)
The case officer is Mr T Ipgrave. The deadline for comment is Friday April 4th.
For those without internet access, or who prefer paper documents, the files can be viewed at Knighton Library, Clarendon Park Road or the new City Council Customer Service Centre, 91 Granby Street (where Poundstretcher was) during office hours.