Former Kirkby newsagents set to be converted into flats

A planning application has been submitted to demolish part of a property in Kirkby, and convert it into flats.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 4:16 pm
The former newsagent store at 98 Diamond Avenue

The former newsagent store at 98 Diamond Avenue currently houses two flats, but if plans are agreed, would make way for four flats.

The new property would include three one bedroom and one two bedroom flat, as well as a further four car parking spaces.

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The former newsagent store at 98 Diamond Avenue

"The first floor has two existing flats with access from Roseberry Street and the rear garden of ‘100 Diamond Avenue’ which is accessed from Diamond Avenue to the left of the retail unit.

Although further details are yet to be submitted, there are two objections from residents to the plans.

"We oppose the build as it will bring more anti-social behaviour on an already troublesome area eg drugs and noise.

"The car parking situation on Roseberry Street is already badly overcrowded and adding more flats will just cause trouble between residents."

Another objection states: "It is a struggle sometimes to park outside your own house, and four flats could mean four extra cars if not more."