The view of the town centre – or rather the trees – from Queens Mead and the railway line, is protected.
Two developments will ruin this view : the S2 application to put 16 storeys in place of the former Maplins neo-georgian shop [planning here] and Churchill Quarter [planning here]. Please write and object to these so we do not loose the lovely view our council is supposed to protect.
The top photo montage is taken from the S2 application design and access statement. The montage below it is our montage showing the addition of the Council’s Churchill Quarter development. Ironically this view from Queens Mead is identified as a key view within the Town Centre Conservation Area which, under the legislation, it is ‘desirable to preserve or enhance’. Neither development takes any account of this statutory requirement.