Wednesday, March 05, 2008
These days it's common for houses in town centres to be converted to offices, but unusual for the reverse to apply.
However, planning permission is currently being sought to convert 11 Queen Street, Brigg, back to a dwelling.
Martin Stewart, of St James' Road, is seeking the go-ahead from North Lincolnshire Council.
He says it was built in 1888 as a two-bedroomed terraced family home but converted to offices for use by Brigg courthouse staff in the 1960s.
It has since been used by a number of companies, the current occupants being Mainline Security Systems, looking to move to larger premises.
Mr Stewart says properties in Queen Street are currently divided 50-50 between housing and commercial.
He believes turning No 11 back to a dwelling 'will help to satisfy the current demand in the increasingly sought-after market town of Brigg for affordable housing for the first-time buyer'.
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