Flats plan for Hitchin offices

An application has been submitted to convert offices into flats

An application has been submitted to convert offices into flats - Credit: Archant

TOWN centre offices could be converted into flats.

Developers want to turn Townsend House, which is situated in Hermitage Road, Hitchin, into flats.

It has submitted a prior notification planning application to North Herts District Council.

The authority’s officers are being asked to approve the conversion of 24 flats on the first, second and third floor.

Permission was given last year for apartments on the second and third floor, but applicant Ropetune (Bristol) Ltd has said it doesn’t intend to implement it.