Bid to bring empty shoe shop back into use as homes
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014
A former shoe shop in a once busy shopping hub is looking to convert into two homes.
The reboot at Kenley’s in Bells Road, Gorleston, will see the shop, empty since it shut in 2014, remodelled and extended.
Planning permission for flats was granted in 2016 but the new application proposes a house at the front and another at the back.
It will mean adding a two-storey, flat-roof extension but the impact on neighbours is said to be minimal and little different to what was being put forward before.
He stepped into retirement in 2014, one of the last independent traders of his era, still selling styles that had been in stock so long they had come back in fashion.
You may also want to watch:
Papers supporting the plans say Bells Road was “once a healthy commercial hub” which was now “predominantly residential.”
- 1 Projects to restore axed rail routes get £794m boost
- 2 Atlantis Tower up for sale after owner signs ‘outrageous’ loan deal
- 3 Out on the beat - we join police Covid patrol on the seafront
- 4 Businesses shut by lockdown to get one-off payment of up to £9,000
- 5 Police close probe into 'terrifying' Armani armed robbery
- 6 Yellow weather warning for snow in place across region
- 7 Number of coronavirus deaths passes 1,000 at Norfolk's hospitals
- 8 Norfolk woman fined after travelling 200 miles to visit daughter
- 9 Firearms collector, 72, jailed for having illegal shotgun and pistol
- 10 It's 'a long, long way' until lockdown restrictions are lifted - Hancock