Discovery Quay flats plan supported
7:00am Monday 20th August 2012 in News
PLANS to turn offices into flats at Discovery Quay have been supported by planners at Falmouth Town Council.
The proposals would see the space on the first and second floor of Tidemill House transformed into two one-bedroom and two two-bedroom flats.
The space has been vacant since last year, and the building’s owners say they have no choice but to bring it into use by creating the new accommodation.
The application was heard at a meeting of the town council’s planning committee on Monday evening. Clerk Mark Williams told members: “These offices have been vacant since the end of last year, and despite extensive marketing, there has been no interest.
“With demand for office space at an all time low, they feel it is the only option.”
The committee was told that transformation into flats would require no external changes to the building, and that the central part of the building’s first floor would remain as office space, despite the fact that it currently stands empty.
Councillor Jenny Booth said: “I think you have to worry that, when the economy finally improves, are we going to be left with no office space in town?”
The committee voted unanimously to support the plans, on condition the remaining office space in the complex is retained.