New plan to revamp derelict building in Stamford

The Stamford Darby and Joan Hall, which has been boarded up since 2004'Photo: SM080812-069js
The Stamford Darby and Joan Hall, which has been boarded up since 2004'Photo: SM080812-069js
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New plans have been submitted to turn a derelict community hall into a home and two shops.

First Hamblin (Eastern), based in Peterborough, has applied to convert the former Darby and Joan hall in North Street, Stamford.

The building has been boarded up since 2004.

Under the plans the single-storey hall would be converted into two shops.

The two-storey annexe would be turned into a three-bedroom home, with the single storey section redeveloped into an entrance hall.

Deliveries would be made via the existing access to the west of Jim’s Pets and to the rear of the buildings.

A previous plan by First Hamblin (Eastern) along the same lines was rejected by South Kesteven District Council in September 2012.

Councillors were concerned traffic to and from the development would be at a higher level than when the building was previously used.

A report said delivery vehicles would be forced to reverse out of the access road and the increased traffic would disrupt the free flow of vehicles in North Street.

Councillors also said the applicants had not given enough evidence to suggest the building should be used for retail.