INITIAL PLANS to demolish the Oddbins shop in Lilliput and replace it with a four-storey development were refused by the Council on 15th February, but Pure Town Planning (on behalf of property developers Fortitudo, which is headed up by Richard Carr) lodged an appeal on 27th March and have submitted a revised set of plans.
The proposals for Nos 317-319 Sandbanks Road were originally rejected after planning officer Eleanor Godesar expressed concerns about the footprint, scale and height of the building which would appear cramped on the site, leaving no room for landscaping to soften its appearance.
According to a report published in the Echo (25th March) the four-storey development plans are little changed in terms of scale, comprising eight flats above a ground floor commercial unit as before, but Pure Town Planning says: “The building has been considerably drawn in from the Sandbanks Road and Anthony’s Avenue road frontages. This has been undertaken to remove the concerns about the amount of built form being overtly dominating upon either streetscene,” They claim that this addresses the issue of landscaping, with the changes allowing space for “meaningful hedging and lawn to be planted”.
APP/18/01264/P | Outline planning application for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a 4 storey replacement mixed use building with a commercial unit (A2 use) on the ground floor with 8 flats above with associated parking, cycle and bin stores. | 317-319 Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14 8LH
Appeal against refusal of permission
APP/Q1255/W/19/3223804 | 317-319 Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14 8LH
Images above show Oddbins shortly after it was opened as a wine merchants