Conditional approval has been granted to Property Plans (SW) for the conversion of the former HSBC bank at the corner of South Street and Fore Street, Wellington, into three self-contained flats on the first and second floors.
The ground floor of the building – which includes the existing sandwich bar in South Street – will be retained for retail use.
The planning application and report said, “The flats are considered to be of an adequate size and will provide much needed low market cost housing in a sustainable location.
“The adopted plan polices also require retail premises to retain their use in key frontages of which the building occupies.
“The proposal respects the character of the Listed Buildings and will if anything enhance the character of the building by removing the former external security grilles over windows.”
The building has a Historic England Grade II listing.