Old Sorrentos building could be turned to apartments and a business
March 14, 2013
A neglected town centre building could become apartments and a commercial venture.
Planning permission is being sought to demolish 65-67 Peach Street, which contained Sorrento’s Italian restaurant which closed in 2011, and build nine flats and a ground-floor business.
Flaherty Properties Limited say the new structure would be the same two-and-a-half storey height with a rear garden area and patio leading to parking and cycle storage.
The application states the existing structure is in a very poor state with damp, rot, drainage and roof issues.
A Crowthorne resident who has objected
to the plans states: “It is not in keeping
with the town and we do not need another retail unit – especially not one which
is destroying a historic building.”
The application proposes two units of affordable housing with a combined section 106 contribution of £21,087.78.
View the plans at www.wokingham.gov.uk/planningcontrol – reference F/2013/0195. The deadline for comments is April 3.