At last night’s Rushcliffe Borough Council Development Control Meeting planning permission for the demolition of 128-132 Radcliffe Road and the subsequent new build apartment block was voted in with a healthy majority.
Council members votes 12 for and 3 against the plans.
The application was submitted in September 2015 and after various changes and amendments, including a reduction in the number of 2-bed apartments from 30 to 24 – came before the Rushcliffe Borough Council planning committee on February 16th.
The application drew 61 comments from the public and ward members with 54 in objection.
Neighbours living close to the development told us today,
‘We accept something needs to be done as the existing houses have been left to deteriorate. However, now planning permission has been granted we are concerned how the demolition and construction may adversely affect our property. We are in the dark as to when work may start, and how long it will take.
‘We are also concerned that the images submitted with the planning application show a gate leading from the garden at the rear of the apartments onto our private shared drive. Cleary we will need to have talks with the developer to try to reach a compromise.’