Red Lion Street homes approved

Plans for a residential scheme on an infill site bordered by Red Lion Street, Church Street and Union Street in the Northern Quarter have been granted consent.

The 38-apartment scheme, varying in height between three, five, seven, eight and 11 storeys, was considered at November’s committee, but deferred for a site visit. Plans were initially submitted in February, but were reworked following consultations.

The front of the former Bull’s Head pub will be restored and used as an entrance onto Union Street for two duplex flats. Above the façade, the rest of the building has been set back by 3.6m to limit visual impact at street level.

The scheme, designed by Neil Collins Home Architects. also includes 2,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The plans were submitted by a special purpose vehicle for the scheme, Red Lion Street. According to Companies House, the directors are Marc Parry and Barbara Kahan. Paul Butler Associates advised on planning.

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Great news!….The start of some desperately needed smartening up of Church Street. This and the Joiner Street development are very welcome additions. Hopefully, the grotesque multi storey car park on Red Lion Street and the disgrace that is the Home Design Store at 27 Church Street will be next.

By David

I can’t wait until the Northern Quarter has lost all character and identity and some national chains have opened there driving out these hipster vermin!

By Unaplanner

Really unaplanner? Yes, because the crap wasteland of a site that is there at the moment is full of so much character. Get a grip! New build does not destroy identity if it is in keeping and done sensitively, which I think this design does. National chains? What like the Tesco directly across the road that’s been there about five years

By David

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