Disused Kirkgate Methodist Church, in Wisbech, could be transformed into three two-bedroom homes

A DISUSED church in Wisbech could be demolished and replaced with three two-bedroom homes.

Kirkgate Methodist Church, in Kirkgate Street, has been out of use for some time and lies within the town’s development boundary.

Fens Methodist Circuit has applied to Fenland District Council for outline planning permission to demolish the church to make way for residential development.

“The application is for outline approval, but it is envisaged that the development would comprise of three two-bed properties,” says a design and access statement tabled by consultants Graham Seaton Design Ltd.

“The front section of the site is rectangular in shape, and it is planned to site the dwellings in this area. There is also a further section to the rear and this area is to be utilised for parking and turning.”

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The proposals are in keeping with other properties in the area, which are “made up predominately of two-storey dwellings in a varied mix of type and design”.

Plans for the properties show the majority of the windows “facing to the front and rear to avoid overlooking, with only ground floor kitchen windows and first floor landing windows to the sides.”

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The site is adjacent to facilities including a mini market, hairdressers, butchers, post office, chemist and fast food outlets.

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