A large late 19 century house located on the site was suffering from subsidence and was beyond economic repair.A planning application was submitted for a replacement dwelling (plot 2) and a smaller second house (plot 1) to make the best use of the site. Despite a recommendation for planning approval the application was refused at the planning committee. A further planning application for the single replacement (plot 2) dwelling has however now been granted. A planning appeal for the smaller second property was granted in December 2012. The site has now been sold to a local developer and work started on site in May 2013.