A proposal by Thanet council to convert a Cliftonville property into flats is expected to be granted approval on Wednesday (June 20)
Thanet council wants to convert 17-21 Warwick Road to affordable housing to be managed by East Kent Housing
The proposal is to create nine,2-bedroom flats over three levels at the site.
There have been 12 objections submitted, including one from Margate Civic Society which considers that the property should be returned to family use rather than flats.
In 2015 planning permission for three, four bed maisonettes and three, two bed flats, following the demolition of existing ground floor front extension, was voted down.
In July last year an application for change of use and conversion to three, 4 bed maisonettes and three, 2 bed flats was withdrawn in favour of the fresh proposals, which also include plans to replace the roof structure and coverings and add new doors.
Warwick Road sits within a conservation area.
Concerned residents have previously said the flats could impact on the protection of Warwick Road’s conservation area status and raised worries over the amount of extra cars on the street and the introduction of more large, unsightly bins on to the pavements.
They formed The Warwick and Surrey Road Residents Association last July in a bid to fight the proposal.
The recommendation to councillors on Thanet’s planning committee is to approve the scheme.