Rushcliffe Borough Council has refused permission for a change of use from care home to 12 apartments.
The plans lodged by PDRH Ltd of Aslockton asked for a change of use from residential care home to 12 self contained flats, with conversion of the basement, extension to the rear and a dormer window to create a third storey.
Nine public objections were received – most were complaints about the character of the area and parking and traffic concerns.
In refusing the application the council said,
‘The proposed development would result in an inappropriate development in an area at high risk of flooding.’ and,
‘Permission should be refused for a development of poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions.’
Rose Lodge was ‘forced to close’ as a nursing home in March 2016 after 25 years in the town. The owner David Wheatcroft said that increased ‘red tape’ had caused the decision to stop operating.