A private householder is attempting a novel way to dispose of a modern Penarth property which has proved “too big to sell” as a single house.
The house is called Bay View at No 3 Old Barry Road, Cogan overlooking the “Gateway to Penarth” , the River Ely and the Baron’s Court junction.
The scheme is being proposed by the homeowner Mr Colin Mock of Newport and would involve adding 2 three-storey side-extensions to the existing house to convert it into a complex of 5 individual apartments/ maisonettes.
Mr Mock and his family originally lived in the 5,500 square foot property – but it has since proved too large for most subseqyuent would-be purchasers.
The planning application published by the Vale of Glamorgan Council mistakenly attributes the proposed development to “Homeless” – which some thought could carry the inference there was some sort of organisation or charity behind it. In fact there isn’t. It’s the council’s mistake .
The name of Mr Mock’s current home in Newport is “Homelea” but this has been mistranscribed as “Homeless” and published as such on the council’s website.
The site is at the highly-visible “Gateway to Penarth” – on the escarpment above the main route into the town . It’s near (but not connected with) the location of the historic (and now-demolished) Victorian mansion “Highlands”.
The scheme involves converting the current house and adding extensions to it to form an apartment complex comprising 3 flats and 2 maisonettes along with parking spaces for 11 vehicles .
Each of the proposed new dwellings would have access to some exterior “amenity space” or garden.
The scheme has yet to be considered by Penarth Town Council’s planning committee and will be decided upon by the Vale of Glamorgan Council planning department.