A building of 7 flats in Cliftonville could be converted back to family homes

The building could be converted back to family homes

Flats in Cliftonville could be converted back into family homes.

An application has been lodged with Thanet council to change the 7 flats at 2-4 Arthur Road into two, 4 bed houses and one 2 bed house. The property falls within the Dalby Square, Cliftonville conservation area.

The application made by company Foster Denova says the proposal will include the removal of the car parking area in the front garden to make way for an entrance to one of the houses.

The application states that the appearance of the mid-19th century property will not be altered and the main bulk of the work is internal. The planning document states: “Building maintenance and repairs will be carried out to the front and rear façade as well as the roof, while preserving existing design features allowing the property to shine again as during its glory days. The additions to the front façade will preserve and enhance its character. “

The building is in the same road as a recently restored property funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Thanet District Council

A team of 13 from DG Joinery and architect Sam Causer worked on the intricate restoration and refurbishment of 12 Arthur Road.

The now stunning building was in a poor state of repair with parts of the property literally falling down. the owners have committed to opening the building to visitors at least 8 days per year following the completion of works.

A decision is yet to be made on the application for 2-4 Arthur Road.

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  1. It’s a shame for the long standing residents of the 6 one bed flats and the 2 bed bungalow at rear who have had to vacate the premises to make way for this. Good tenants are difficult to come by these days so it is a loss to the local community in a way.

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