ALTERATIONS were proposed to a three and four-storey property set in a village conservation area.
The application was submitted at Aladdin’s Cave, Church Street, Malpas, by Mrs Sheila Cleave.
Mrs Cleave told planning officers she was seeking permission to renovate retail and storage space on the ground floor of the property and for the change of use of the first, second and third floors to a single flat.
Windows would be replaced and a raised timber platform would be erected at the rear.
Malpas Parish Council supported the application provided the ground floor was retained as retail.
There were no objections from the highways officer or from conservation specialists at the borough council.
No representations were made by neighbours who were consulted on the application.
Planners pointed out the flat would contribute to the supply of homes in the borough.
The external appearance of the front of property would remain the same as adjacent buildings.
It would be in keeping with the character of the area and would preserve the appearance of the conservation area.
There would be no unacceptable effect on the amenity of surrounding properties including overshadowing, loss of privacy or overlooking.
The application was recommended for approval as the change of use would not be unacceptably harmful to residential amenity.
The borough council agreed Mrs Cleave could have permission.