New plans have been submitted as the canalside apartment development idea continues for the fourth year.
May 27, 2020: Plans for the demolition of the bungalow and erection of 10 dwellings with associated parking (revised scheme). | 21 Kendal Court West Bridgford Nottinghamshire NG2 5HE.
Plans for an apartment block on the canalside at Lady Bay were first submitted by developers in November 2017.
Local residents were unhappy with the plans and a full-scale local action group made their feelings known.
On Thursday 15th March, 2018 Rushcliffe Borough Council’s planning committee voted to refuse the plans; a Rushcliffe Borough Council spokesperson told The Wire in March 2018:
“The application for Kendal Court was refused by Planning Committee as they considered it would represent over intensive development and would have an overbearing impact on properties 9-12 of Kendal Court, as it would result in a loss of outlook and would have an undue impact due to the excessive height of the proposed building.”
Then on 26th June 2018, we reported that the developer decided to take an appeal against the refusal to The Planning Inspectorate; a spokesman for Stagfield, the developers said at that time : “The redevelopment of the brownfield land would see the stretch of the canal reinvigorated and breathe life into the area.
“The scheme received a number of complaints but we have worked hard with all the relevant parties and stakeholders to either adapt the design or reach a resolution.”
Dr Kevin Hard, founding partner of Stagfield Group, said: “The site is really interesting as it is in a prime location – being so close to West Bridgford and on the canal side – but as a predeveloped brownfield site, it has never reached its full potential.”
Adding: ‘Plan A have worked really hard to get the low energy design just right and create well-proportioned apartments that are sensitive and appropriate for the site. They have also worked closely with lots of different parties such as EMEC Ecology, Canal & River Trust and Town & Country Planning to make sure the site is viable and meets the various different criteria.”
Developers then took an appeal against the council’s refusal to The Planning Inspectorate who found for the council and said:
The decision which was published on 31st August states:
The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission.
– The appeal is made by Mr Kevin Hard against the decision of Rushcliffe Borough Council.
– The application Ref 17/02658/FUL, dated 6 November 2017, was refused by notice
dated 27 March 2018.
– The development proposed is demolition of bungalow and erection of 10 apartments.
MAIN ISSUES: ( taken from the report )
The main issues for the decision against the build are:
– The effect on the living conditions of neighbouring occupants of Rutland Road with regards overlooking, and the occupants of 9-12 Kendal Court with regards outlook, overlooking and light.
– The effect on the character and appearance of the area
– The effect on the Grantham Canal LWS. Much more detail on this is here
Amended plans were also submitted in March 2019.
The developers have been approached for comment.