House in Loxley, Sheffield
Application to demolish a detached stone house in Loxley:
499 Loxley Road is a classic. Good Victorian housing stock, still robust, will high quality masonry makes up much of the housing in this area. There is no real reason to demolish such a building, particularly with the embodied energy required to build anew.
The gable facing the road, slightly offset and built below the road grade level brings a quirk in geometry to the street frontage, enhancing the townscape of the village. Unfortunately, the developer wishes to intensify the site by adding another 4 bedroom dwelling. Sadly, the wall will be lost, and the greenery of the curtilage much reduced.
And I always thought of Loxley as a place of robbing from the rich.