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PART CHANGE: House converted to grocery store

PART CHANGE: House converted to grocery store

The house at 73 - 75 Kings Road that could be turned into a grocery store, Image: Google Maps

A living room and study in a Middlesbrough home could be transformed into a grocery store.

A planning application has been submitted to part change the use of the home at 73 – 75 Kings Road in North Ormesby into a shop.

There are plans to turn the home’s lounge, study, downstairs bathroom, and playroom into a shop, alongside a storeroom and staff area.

There will be no access between the home and the shop and the entrance to the store will be via a door on Mosman Terrace – new signage, as well as roller shutters, will be added.

There will also be a further side door for deliveries to the shop.

According to the planning website, a decision should be made on the development by Monday, December 20.

Plans have also been submitted to the council to change the Newcastle House pub, which is no longer open, into a convenience store, after the initial application failed.

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The Newcastle House pub on Ingram Road in Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, Image: Ian Cooper/Teesside Live

The proposals were filed again by Hardip Singh in September to change the use of the ‘eyesore’ pub.

The council refused the plans the first time round as it claimed they would negatively affect the nearby Berwick Hills Centre.

In February 2021, when the application was turned down, a Middlesbrough Council spokesperson said: “The proposed use is considered inappropriate in this case as it fails the requirements of the sequential test, it would have a detrimental impact upon the vitality and viability of the nearby Berwick Hills Centre.”

“The proposed scheme has not adequately demonstrated the site has suitable capacity of car parking and servicing which would be required for a use of this nature taking into account the need for such traffic to manoeuvre through the site.”

In this new application, the developer has argued that this is the only appropriate place for the convenience store as the available sites at the Berwick Hills centre are 40% smaller than the disused pub.

 

Words: Emily Craigie, Local Democracy Reporter


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