Wisbech restaurant W Four could be turned into flats if planners approve the scheme

W Four in Wisbech

W Four in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A WISBECH restaurant could be turned into four flats if the go ahead is given by Fenland planners.

Contemporary dining venue W Four is on the market for sale with three bed accommodation with a freehold price tag of £50,000.

In the meantime, however, owner Barry Carter has put in a bid to Fenland planners to turn the stylish eating venue, which was previously a pub, into living accommodation.

In a report prepared by Swann Edwards architects, Mr Carter asks for permission to turn the building into three flats with two bedrooms and one flat with a single bedroom.

The site in Exchange Square falls within the development area for Wisbech which already has a broad mix of residential and commercial properties.


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Already, Mr Carter’s architects have held informal meetings with planning officer Shanna Penney to ensure the plan is acceptable and a design has been drawn up which they believe allows for high quality conversions with a good housing mix.

No extension work will be needed to create the four flats and very little outside changes would be needed.

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If given the go ahead the current four restaurant parking spaces would become available for residents of the flats.

W Four sits within flood zone 3, the highest flood risk area for Wisbech, but the drawings submitted have been checked over to achieve approval from the Environment Agency.

The plan is under consideration from Fenland District Council’s planning team.

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