Fitzwilliam Road/Clarendon Road planning application

A planning application had been submitted for the former county council hostel on the corner of Fitzwilliam and Clarendon Road, to demolish the existing building and replace it with 6 new houses.

Whilst proposals to bring the site back into use are welcome, we and many local residents felt that the proposed building was inappropriate in size and design for a conservation area and that the lack of tree cover was disappointing.

Following involvement of councillors Nick Avery and Zoe O'Connell, the officers recommended refusal and the city council's planning committee agreed and rejected the application.