Tool shop near Weymouth seafront could become a holiday home

A building in WEYMOUTH, close to the seafront, could be converted into a holiday home – if Dorset Council agrees.

The change of use request has been filed for the Chesterman & Matthews store at 16 Gloucester Mews.

He says the little-used store could be converted into a two-story house with its own backyard. The site has been used in the past for a scaffolding and tooling company.

The adjacent unit, # 14, should be kept for commercial use. There is already an apartment above with an entrance door to Gloucester Mews.

The transformation of n ° 16 would also allow the creation of two parking spaces on site.

A letter from an officer says the building was constructed around 1780 but is not listed and is in the downtown conservation area. He indicates that the building is only used occasionally for storage in support of the adjacent retail unit and that its conversion to vacation use would be similar to that of other buildings in the area.

Application documents indicate that the four-bed apartment could accommodate at least two families for the holidays, if required.

An additional main entrance door is proposed to serve the new two-storey apartment, with the rear of the site connected to a passage that leads to King Street.

To maintain the character of the building, the request suggests keeping the existing signage and replacing the garage doors with sliding sectional doors of a similar character. The existing brick elements at the front of the building will also be kept on the ground floor while at the rear, the area of ​​one floor will be reduced to allow a larger courtyard, which could also accommodate a bathtub. swirl.

Comments on the 2021/05470 application can be submitted to the board until January 23.

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