Is plan to replace toilets with new homes potty?

The unused toilet block in Knott End...
The unused toilet block in Knott End...
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Loo would live in a house like this?

It might sound potty– but developers want to replace this block of toilets with two luxury homes.

...and the modern homes planned for the site

...and the modern homes planned for the site

The building on Lancaster Road, Knott End, which has been unused since 2007, could soon be looking flush from the investment by a private developer.

The developer, Jason Parkin, intends to create two affordable three-bedroom homes, making them eco-friendly by incorporating a sedum-planted roof and solar panels.

The application has been submitted to Wyre Council’s planning committee.

Plans available on the local authority’s website reveal designs for the properties to include modern facades with coloured panels, to the front of the homes, and first-floor balconies to the rear.

It would stand out like a sore thumb

Each house would be served by one parking space.

But the application has already prompted responses from neighbours – who are unhappy with the modern appearance of the homes.

Richard Cummings wrote to Wyre Council: “While I agree this land needs to be developed I feel a detached property would be more in character with other houses along the road. The design and materials contrast dramatically from all the other houses along this road and it would stand out like a sore thumb.”

Another neighbour said: “We are not against the development of the land, which is an eyesore, but the nature of the proposed development is completely out of keeping with the area.

“The plans reveal a design which is modern and bland.”