Surbiton’s extensive Georgian housing could have a new neighbour if a plan to build new flats is given the go-ahead.
Thornhill Properties has submitted plans for a new three-storey block with a basement in St Philip’s Road, which it hopes to turn into four two-bedroom flats in a similar style to neighbouring buildings.
The site, currently a vacant lot, is opposite St Philip’s Road car park, on land behind 27-29 St James’ Road.
The scheme is similar to one approved on appeal some years ago, but narrower because the developer was unable to buy more land.
Planners said the building would have a design “wholly in keeping with its surroundings”, and its construction would mean “the removal of an eyesore site”.
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