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300 new homes in Beeston expected to get the go-ahead

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A proposal to create more than 300 new homes on derelict land in Beeston is expected to be given the go-ahead next week.

Broxtowe Borough Council planning officers have recommended the scheme for Beeston Business Park be given planning permission, a year after a decision was made in principle to allow houses and industrial units on the site.

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Detailed planning permission is now being sought for the residential aspect, as well as a playground and a community building.

Of the 310 homes, 282 are houses and 28 will be apartments. The flats will be based in four buildings, two of three storeys and two of four storeys.

The houses will be a mix of two, three, four and six bedroom properties.

The community building will include a hall, meeting rooms and kitchen. There will also be a children’s play area next to where the expansion of Beeston Rylands Junior School is expected to be.

Vehicles will access the new estate from Technology Drive with the main road running parallel with the railway line and then looping round to the south east of the site to connect back to the main road. Smaller roads will then come off this main road.

All 28 apartments will have either one or two parking spaces each, with all houses having at least two parking spaces, provided as a mixture of driveways and parking areas. Some houses will also have garages.

Around 20 new business units are also proposed for the site, from warehouses to light industrial use, though these are not included in this particular application.

More than 100 nearby neighbours were formally consulted on the project, and 16 letters of objection were raised.

A petition, signed by four people, was submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council against the proposal.

The concerns raised by residents include disruption, noise and dust from construction.

Some residents were also concerned about a perceived loss of privacy and security and increased anti-social behaviour from the proposed Trafalgar Road paved area and beside Victory Road.

A council report on the application said: “Residents have raised concern about potential disruption (noise, exacerbation of parking problems on the existing roads adjoining the site, potential anti-social behaviour and loss of privacy) from and the intended use of the community building which is proposed to be located beside Nelson Road.

“Concern has also been raised that this was not proposed in the outline application and was not included in the application description.”

However, planning bosses concluded there was a ‘good’ range of house sizes and dwelling types, and that the houses would make a ‘significant contribution’ to the number of homes in the borough.

The applicant is listed as Mrs Katy Falls.

A decision will be made by Broxtowe Borough Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, May 22.

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