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Former Salvation Army hall home plans

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

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THE Salvation Army hall in Swadlincote could be demolished after plans were submitted to build homes on the site.

Bi Design Architecture Ltd, acting on behalf of applicant B Singh, has applied to South Derbyshire District Council to bulldoze the historic building, in Wilmot Road, and build four three-bedroom two-storey homes, with room in the roof.

The applicant says in the design statement: “In the site’s current state, given its location, it is at significant risk from trespass and vandalism, which will be removed by the development of the site.”

The hall is currently not used by the group but has been used as a polling station recently.

If plans are approved, one off-road car parking space would be provided for each home. The hall did not have car parking provision.

In the design statement, the agent said: “Both the terraced houses opposite, and more significantly, the church hall itself, do not have any off-road parking.

“Given the reduction in on-street parking caused by the demolition of the hall, even without any off-street parking provided for the development, we feel we would be easing the parking level upon Wilmot Road.”

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