How did plans get go ahead?
SIR – Could somebody please tell me how planning permission was given for the entrance at the New Temple in Wilbury Way, Hitchin (No 50)? I used to be assistant facilities manager when the site was a data centre and can remember when planning permission w
SIR - Could somebody please tell me how planning permission was given for the entrance at the New Temple in Wilbury Way, Hitchin (No 50)?
I used to be assistant facilities manager when the site was a data centre and can remember when planning permission was sought to do moderate alterations which were refused at the entrance at the other end of the building.
Seems very strange to me that pillars, steps and canopy are now allowed (not at all in keeping with the rest of the building ) and frankly a bit of an eyesore.
I also wonder if a change of use from commercial building to religious building has been applied for given that Wilbury Way is an industrial area.
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SIR - I read your comments regarding local planning with much hope for the future development and planning of Hitchin.
As most people, I applaud your comments, in particular "new buildings should be in keeping with those already in place" and "we should not just build without any regard for the surroundings".
Perhaps you and/or your readers would like to comment on the new building at No 43 The Avenue which is still yet to be finished. Planning permission was granted to demolish the existing house and rebuild a new house to a specific architect's design.
Many of the residents and people who use this road have negatively commented on the design of this house and the lack of consideration given for the building to blend in with other properties.
This area is a conservation area and it is extremely difficult to trim trees let alone alter/extend your house in this area.
One wonders how this slipped through the net!