The owners of a derelict Haverhill engineering factory blighted by vandalism and arson have accused St Edmundsbury Council of holding them to ransom over their hopes for having the site redeveloped. The former Atterton and Ellis factory in Hamlet Green has stood abandoned since parent company Bernhard & Company moved production to Homefield Road in Haverhill six years ago.It has fallen foul of vandals and arsonists ever since and was badly damaged in a major fire in November 2016.Although the building is owned by Atterton & Ellis the access and car parking area at the front of the property is owned by the borough council.The two parties have now reached an impasse over a potential sale of the site and its redevelopment for housing.Residents of the area attended a recent town council meeting to express their frustration at the state of the building and the lack of progress in redeveloping it.Resident Graham Coe, of Beaumont Court, told the Echo they felt the factory was an … [Read more...] about Owner of derelict Haverhill factory says council is ‘holding us to ransom’ as they attempt to redevelop it
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By Tommy BarkerONE into four does go. The last time the Irish Examiner visited a certain southside suburban bungalow, on a corner site, in Cork’s Beaumont/Dundanion Road, it was to view a 1,200 sq ft mid 1900s home on an enviable 0.4 acre site, priced at €435,000.Back in 2015, we noted a raft of building activity, extensions and upgrades in the hinterland and concluded that “No 37’s great gardens mean something very special could be built here, either a single home... or several.”Turns out, the 1940s bungalow sold for €560,000 and four new builds have fitted quite comfortably on the 136’ by 138’ squared site on Beaumont Drive Upper.And, all three are three-storey five-beds, getting extra square footage on their corner site footprint thanks to going up the extra level.As a result, there’s now c 8,500 sq ft of living and sleeping space across the four, including 20 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, with easy-run costs thanks to A3 BER … [Read more...] about House of the Week: Dundanion Road, Beaumont, Cork
Plans to add a fourth floor to a disused Northampton office building to create 13 flats have been rejected. A similar, taller scheme to redevelop Beaumont House in Cliftonville was refused by Northampton Borough Council in March 2016 and on subsequent appeal by the Planning Inspectorate in April last year.A re-submitted design was again thrown out by the borough council this week because of its visual impact on the area."Whilst it is acknowledged that the development would provide additional units of residential accommodation, it is considered that the harm to the visual amenity and the historic environment would mean that the proposal fails to accord with the requirements of national and local planning policies," reads the planning committee report."The existing Beaumont House does not reflect the design and appearance of other buildings on Billing Road, its height means that it is relatively prominent as compared with the more historic buildings."Beaumont House's proximity to the … [Read more...] about Plans to add storey of 13 flats to former Northampton office building rejected again
Plymouth’s city centre is in a constant state of flux and stores come and go, but how many can you remember? The Herald’s business team has put its thinking cap on and come up with a list of some of the stores we have loved and lost – and what has become of the sites. The world of business, being the cut-throat shindig it is, naturally sees companies, and even sectors, rise and fall. So, by looking back at some of the famous names Plymouth has lost, and those that have filled the gap, it gives a snapshot of how the retail firmament has shifted. Coffee shops, restaurants and student flats have moved in as large floor-space retailers have shipped out. But sports stores have more opening and closing ceremonies than the Olympics. Here are 10 city centre sites that have changed face in recent years. 1 Woolworths - from pick and mix to anything for a quid It was once one of the country’s best-loved chains and had a huge store on New George Street for 58 years. But all … [Read more...] about How many of these 10 closed Plymouth stores do you remember?
Hints of the past can be spotted whichever way you turn. From lone grave stones to street names with a story, there is always something to discover. Instead of walking around with your eyes on the ground, look up and notice what is surrounding you. Tell us your favourite or send your suggestions to [email protected] Soap Street, Millbay One of Plymouth’s newest roads was named after the Millbay Soap Works, which were originally based on the site. Just around the corner is Bath Street, Bath Lane and Bath Place. These roads were named after the old The Royal Union Baths, which were demolished in 1849 to make way for the Millbay railway terminus. The public baths had one pool for men, and one for women. There was also separate baths for children and people with skin diseases. Soap was introduced to Plymouth in 1818 by a Mr Thomas Gill – a key figure in the growth of the city. Gill operated a quarry on the eastern shore of Millbay at West Hoe and also … [Read more...] about 12 parts of Plymouth you never knew existed