There’s been a planning application – a modest one – to convert upstairs offices in Camberley’s High Street into two flats. Nothing special about that, of course. EXCEPT that building concerned is at the top end of the High Street, and something that would almost certainly be demolished in any regeneration of the London Road Block (the north end of the town between the High Street and Park Street).
The agent for the application is ‘CLM Surveyors’, and it occupies the building concerned (and, we believe, owns it too). It seems unlikely that the company is unaware of the borough council’s plans to redevelop the site, so why is it going ahead? The conversion, though not major, isn’t an insignificant one, so it’ll involve expense. Is the expectation that the flats will be occupied for long enough to recover the cost? What does this mean for the regeneration timetable?
Happy New Year everyone…..