Leiston Constitutional Club, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston

Lanpro have submitted a full planning application for the conversion of the former constitutional club into 12 flats and three bungalows on land to the rear of the club.

The site contains a former constitutional club and accompanying bowling green which have been vacant and unused for around 6 years. Since that time the whole site has become overgrown and an eyesore on a key site close to the town centre of Leiston.

The scheme required sensitive design due to the site’s location within a conservation area and being of local interest. Lanpro undertook pre-application discussions wit the Council to establish the amount of the existing building that could be demolished and the scale of the new build elements around it. The development will provide a mix of unit types including 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 2 bedroom bungalows which makes efficient use of the site and the existing building.

Lanpro prepared a need case to justify the loss of the bowling green as it was considered a community facility.

The site contains a former constitutional club and accompanying bowling green which have been vacant and unused for around 6 years. Since that time the whole site has become overgrown and an eyesore on a key site close to the town centre of Leiston.

The scheme required sensitive design due to the site’s location within a conservation area and being of local interest. Lanpro undertook pre-application discussions wit the Council to establish the amount of the existing building that could be demolished and the scale of the new build elements around it. The development will provide a mix of unit types including 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 2 bedroom bungalows which makes efficient use of the site and the existing building.

Lanpro prepared a need case to justify the loss of the bowling green as it was considered a community facility.

Project: Leiston Constitutional Club, Waterloo Avenue, Leiston
Client Name: Heritage Developments Ltd
Council Name: East Suffolk Council
Disciplines:
Planning + Development
Archaeology + Heritage
Jane Crichton (Senior Associate Planner)
T: 01603 559468
"The development uses a vacant brownfield site in a town centre sustainable location to deliver new, high quality housing."
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