A while ago I took a picture of the building that occupied the space:
When it came up for sale I was almost tempted to start playing the lottery on the slim off-chance I might win and be able to afford to buy the building.
It was sold with planning permission for a 3 or 4 story development.
I walked past the site today which now looks like this:
Time will tell.
I advised 'S' about how she should make her concerns known to the local planning authority (I used to be a local councillor) but my feeling is it's now to late to do anything.