The article “Hull apartments plan ‘threat’ to Avenues conservation area,” is a news story run by the BBC about the Avenues Residents’ Association objections to plans to build two apartment blocks behind a Grade II listed house designed by George Gilbert Scott junior.
Hull apartment plans cause controversy
A property developer sparked a fierce planning battle in 2013 after putting forward plans to build two apartment blocks behind a house designed by George Gilbert Scott junior.
The Grade II listed property on Salisbury Street is one of only six in the Avenues area designed by George Gilbert Scott junior. The Avenues Residents’ Association put forward the case that the apartment blocks would diminish the property’s stature and character.
“We live in a place that is worth preserving in its historic detail and this will neither preserve nor enhance the conservation area,” said Stephanie Wilson, chairman of the Avenues Residents’ Association.
A grand and extraordinary house
Setting out their case to prevent the new apartments from being built, Stephanie added that “This property is one of six remaining examples of George Gilbert Scott [Jr]’s [residential] work in the whole of the country. These houses are grand and extraordinary and need their setting.”
A report stating that the new apartment blocks would “not result in material harm to the setting of the listed buildings” by a chartered town planner was used by the developer, Bankway Properties, for consideration by the council. At the time of the news, the Council said the application was “currently being assessed”.
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