B/13/01466/FUL New dwelling on land to rear of Kentish Lodge Stour Street
Kentish Lodge is Locally Listed and is a fine robust building dating from around 1870.
There is ample land at the rear to accommodate a substantial new dwelling with associated garages for new and existing dwellings. This is a fine site, screened from the road but with the potential to command views over the meadows. What we are presented with is a pallid “Victorian” pastiche, with upvc windows for goodness sake. The plan makes no effort to exploit the site and could just as well be located fronting a road with reception rooms to the front and service spaces to the back which here are facing west.
A good modern architect would make something special out of this opportunity, adding to the town’s heritage, and we strongly recommend that one be appointed and the present application be withdrawn.
B/14/00576/FHA 3 Chestnut Mews, off Friars Street replacement upvc windows
This is an attractive residential development of 4 houses which received a Commendation in the Sudbury Society’s 2006 Alan Phillips Awards. It will probably be incorporated in the updated Local List for its group value. We see no reason for replacing the existing timber windows in one house.