Had a panic just then, thinking the shop had closed down.
However a quick look at the website states that they have just moved down the road a bit.
I have no connection with them other than as a customer.
We opened at 59 Scotgate, Stamford PE9 2YQ on 15 February 2016.
We look forward to seeing all our loyal customers, and maybe some new ones, now we have finally opened the doors at the new shop.
The new premises are no great distance from Station House and remain convenient for the A1 Great North Road and the railway. Stamford station, with an hourly service on the cross-country Birmingham to East Anglia railway, is ten minutes walk.
I've visited Stanford a few times and the houses don't bother me. As far as I can tell it's relatively quiet and mostly families.
I honestly don't think they're that unsympathetic. An attempt has been made at least, with the render, to make them fit in slightly more with the rest of the town. That's a lot more than can be said for most developers.I think you will find that the OP was referring to the standard of architecture. Stamford has this mellow stone image and the station should be a welcome to that image (like the station itself).
Whilst the estate is neat, pleasant and tidy, it would be seen by most architectural snobs (sorry experts), as naff. Materials used are mixed render and reconstituted stone and so on. They have front gardens of postage size whereas an old market town has the terraced housing direct onto the street (see rest of Stamford, such as the streets around All Saints church).
I assume the station, being a bit out on a limb, and thus probably not in a conservation area, enabled the developers to get away with an unsympathetic plan.
No matter how many times I visit Stamford I will never like the housing estate in the close vicinity. Horrid.
So what do you suggest the local authority does to keep you happy? Knock down the houses and make the displaced population live in tents until you can think of a better idea. Not that anyone could ever accuse you of being a snob.