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Plans for 18th century Grantham town house to become 23-bed house of multiple occupancy

Plans have been submitted to convert an 18th century town house into a 23-bedroom house of multiple occupancy. Castlegate House, on Castlegate in Grantham, was most recently used as a nursing home until it closed in the summer of 2023.

Although the original town house fronting was constructed in the 1700s, the building was extensively altered in the mid-1980s. The design and access statement, prepared by architects Mitchell Proctor & Partners on behalf of Castlegate House Residential Home, states the building is in a “fair condition”.

It adds that the fenestration to the 18th century section is in “poor condition” and single glazed. If plans are approved, occupants will have private bedrooms and will share kitchen, lounges, and utility accommodation.

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The design and access statement reads: “Overall, the work involved in the conversion doesn’t have any more consequential affect on the historic parts of the building than the works carried out in the mid-80s when the building was originally converted from a town house to a nursing home.”

The application was validated by South Kesteven District Council on Wednesday, January 24 with a determination deadline of Wednesday, March 20. A neighbour consultation period will expire on Sunday, February 18.

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