Plans to convert offices at Middleton House, on St. Marys Gate, Derby, into apartments have been approved by the City Council.
The proposal will see 52 one, two and thee bed flats constructed. Meanwhile the Caretakers Lodge on the site will be converted into a single 3 bed dwelling and the site’s garage block will become a cycle and bin store.
A council document on the approval of the plans states: “It is considered that the proposal, as amended, would result in less than substantial harm to the City Centre Conservation Area and Listed Buildings on St. Marys Gate including the Cathedral.
“However this harm is considered to be decisively outweighed by the socio- economic benefits that will be realised as a direct result of the proposal.
“Subject to compliance with attached conditions, the proposal would not have an adverse impact on the highway network, or flood risk matters. Furthermore there would not be any unreasonable impact upon neighbouring properties.”