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600 new homes in Nottingham recommended for approval

Two major housing developments totalling more than 600 properties are set to be approved by Broxtowe Borough Council.

The plans for Braemar Avenue in Eastwood and the Boots site in Beeston will be up for debate at the authority’s planning committee on December 7.

Both plans are recommended for approval by council officers.

A total of 240 homes are proposed for Eastwood with 24 properties as affordable housing – but 400 residents responded to the plans, citing issues with loss of views, wildlife and impact on local amenities.

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The plans were scaled down slightly by applicant Gleeson Homes from the original proposal of 251 properties after residents in the area raised concerns.

A further 500 people responded to consultations on the plans.

“The benefits of the proposal are that the residential development would see the development of a site within a sustainable urban location outside of the
Nottinghamshire Green Belt”, the council states.

But Greasley Parish Council has objected to the application and said there are already four developments being built in the vicinity for a total of 231 homes.

They said: “This will put additional pressure on the existing, already busy highways and local facilities.

“We and local residents have concerns that this development is in close
proximity to the former landfill site known locally as ‘Matkins Tip’ and any
potential disturbance of the land adjacent to this, could result in increased
emissions of the already-identified hazardous substances from the landfill site.”

Councillor Margaret Handley (Ind) also objected on the grounds of Health and Safety through the development of a former landfill site.

The second development up for debate is for 397 homes on the Boots Campus in Beeston, which if approved will make up a total of 604 properties on the site.

Nottingham City Council has already approved plans for part of the land which is in their boundary for 207 homes.

Applicant GraceMachin Planning and Property said the homes are modular, meaning they are pre-constructed at a factory before being installed on site, on behalf of Ilke Homes Land Limited.

Broxtowe borough Council says the development would “contribute to the delivery of housing stock within the borough”.

A total of 40 per cent of the homes would be affordable housing.

Council documents stated: “The benefits of the proposal are that the development would provide additional affordable housing, in a sustainable location, and which could contribute to the housing targets for the Borough and provide a wide range of size of housing to meet the needs of the community. The development would see the re-use of a previously developed site and have an economic benefit to the borough.”

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