St Clement Church. Granted a change of use to an arts centre, it will be used for music, arts and performance within the Education Quarter. Only minimal changes are needed: a protective, cheap, hard-wearing floor to level out the parquet and stone, minimal new wiring and modular furnishings. Three toilets will be provided under the plane tree in the churchyard, next to the Fore Street car park. These are for a period up to five years. It is clear that Community Interest Company set up to restore and run the Arts Centre is going to be struggling for funds.
The developers, Cardinal Lofts (Mill) Ltd, have permission to develop Mill House, College Street, opposite to St Mary-At-The-Quay, into an 8 floor block of 43 one-bedroomed apartments. There will be little exterior alteration. Note that this a variation to a Planning Permission granted as long ago as 25th May 2005. As part of the conditions a through pedestrian way from Albion Wharf and College Street must be allowed between 8am and 10pm.
(Planning matters will return in full form next issue)