Green light for former solicitors’ offices to be transformed into seven homes

Emily Collins
August 3, 2022

A disused building in Goole is set to be given a new lease of life after plans to convert it into seven new homes were given the green light.

The former Heptonstalls Solicitors offices on Gladstone Terrace, Estcourt Terrace will be converted into a number of residential dwellings following approval from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee on July 22.

When it was originally built, the building housed seven adjoined townhouses, but it was converted into office space back in 1999. Now, thanks to the planning approval, the building will be returning to its former use and providing new homes for more Goole residents. According to plans on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning portal, the plans aim to “provide a sustainable use for the currently under-utilised property and will be compatible with surrounding development”.

The development will see the inside of the property converted to allow each new home to accommodate a kitchen-dining area, utility room and bathroom/WC on the ground floor, a living room, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and a further two bedrooms on the second floor. Restoration work will also be carried out externally to create individual front and rear access points for each property. The existing parking spaces surrounding the building will be adapted to provide two parking spaces for each home as well as courtyard garden amenity areas for the dwellings. Plans to convert the building were submitted back in January and were met with praise from Goole Town Council.

Following the news that the plans have been successful, the town’s Mayor, Councillor Ross Turner said: “The passing of the planning application concerning Gladstone Terrace is fantastic news.  “Hopefully now our colleagues at ERYC planning department will also see this as a positive and future applications may also be considered as I fear the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and Rapid Inundation Zone imposed on Goole will cause significant harm to our local economy.” The full details on the planning application can be viewed by searching Ref. No: 22/00124/PLF on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning portal website.

The former Heptonstalls Solicitors offices are set to be converted into seven new homes. (28-07-140 SU)

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