Former South Shields TV repair shop to become two-bedroom home

Plans to convert a former retail unit in South Shields into a two-bedroom home have been submitted to borough development chiefs.

South Tyneside Council has registered an application for a building on the junction of Kingsway and Mowbray Road in the Horsley Hill ward.

According to planning documents, the site is referred to as 6 Kingsway and was last used as an electrical / TV repair shop.

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However the building has sat vacant for decades since this use and fallen into disrepair.

Former retail unit on corner of Kingsway and Mowbray Road, South Shields. Picture: Google Streetview.

New plans propose a number of works to transform the building into a residential property, including a new replacement flat roof to the existing building and garage, new windows and new bifold doors.

In addition, plans include an external patio area with a glass balustrade, a new boundary wall with “piers and cladding panels” above, a new external gate to the line of property ownership and converting an existing garage into a ‘games room’.

Submitted floor plans show a new vehicular footpath crossing from Kingsway and a hardstanding area for parking, as well as a patio, lounge / dining area, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.

A new brick wall with fencing above would also run along the Mowbray Road section of the site enclosing a garden and yard area.

Elsewhere, the proposed games room at the rear of the property would be accessed from a number of locations, including a rear courtyard and yard area.

A decision on the application will be made by South Tyneside Council once a period of consultation has concluded.

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For more information on the housing plan, visit the council’s online planning portal and search reference: ST/0597/22/FUL