More flats planned at former village takeaway and restaurant site

PLANS to convert a former takeaway and restaurant unit into flats – and build an extra detached flat in a village near Salisbury have been submitted.

The scheme would see the number of flats on the premises, on the Redlynch Garage and Post Office site, increase.

Currently, there are three flats on the site, with the new plans outlining development to provide a further five, including the building of a detached property.

Four of the new flats have been allowed under ‘permitted development’.

“The takeaway unit and restaurant at the front are closed,” the application said. “The rear of the unit is in poor condition and requires renovation works.
Redlynch Garage and Post Office
“There is an existing large parking area to the south east of the plot. This area is currently accessed from both the main road and Coundley Court to the rear.”

A roof to the rear of the current structure would be replaced, extending two of the flats. Parking would be provided to the rear of the buildings, the application said.

An access from the main road would be closed, with vehicles entering the site from the rear, via Coundley Court.

“This development would provide good quality much needed affordable accommodation, improve the street frontage and is an opportunity to completely renovate the existing building and make significant thermal improvements,” said the application, submitted by Birch Architects on behalf of Badri Bonacdar.

“There are currently three flats on the site and existing approval for four additional flats on the site,” it adds. “The new dwelling will infill the space to the side of the garage and will improve the street scene and conceal the parking area to the rear.

“The new home is in keeping with the existing local vernacular and will form a sustainable and accessible new home. The improvements to the garage building will improve the appearance and create better quality accommodation.”

For more details, and to comment on the plans, log on to and search for application reference PL/2023/01995.

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