Bid to turn of­fices into ‘hos­tel’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Plans to con­vert a town cen­tre of­fice block into a “hos­tel” have been sub­mit­ted to the bor­ough coun­cil.

Tufton House in Tufton Street has pre­vi­ously been used as a col­lege build­ing and also as a home for char­ity Age UK.

But the build­ing’s owner has sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion to turn it into a block of 36 flats.

The new build­ing has been de­scribed as pro­vid­ing a “hos­tel” with self-con­tained units and plans show that most are sin­gle rooms which com­bine kitchen, bed­room and din­ing fa­cil­i­ties, along with a small sep­a­rate shower room.

It is un­clear who will be us­ing the hos­tel if it is given plan­ning per­mis­sion by Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil.

The ap­pli­ca­tion has been made by a Mr M.S Matharu who rep­re­sents Tufton House Ltd and agent MD De­vel­op­ment.

Mr Matharu has been con­tacted for com­ment but had not re­sponded by press time.

Tufton House could be con­verted into a block of 36 flats

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