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Bridlesmith Gate: Plans for flats above shop get the green light

Plans to convert retail offices on one of Nottingham city centre’s streets into flats with 17 beds have been given the go-ahead.

Nottingham-based property developer ALB is behind the scheme to transform the space above the former clothing store Joules into apartments.

The Joules branch closed in August during a round of cuts at the retailer.

The first, second and third floors of the building will now be converted to create three studio flats and three cluster flats, providing 17 beds in total.

The number of beds has been revised down from 19.

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Documents say: “The scheme will help preserve the appearance and quality of the existing site.

“The proposed scheme will meet the needs of the local area in supplying a diverse mix of new housing to an established mixed retail and residential location.

“Preserving the privacy and outlook of neighbouring properties has been carefully considered.

“There are no other issues that have been identified that are material to the determination of the planning application.”

Bridlesmith Gate had faced decline following the collapse of intu and the scrapping of its vision for the Broadmarsh Centre.

However, following new investment a number of independent retailers now operate in the area.

The street was recently given a burst of colour and contemporary flourish by creative organisation Carousel, which organised a number of local artists to paint murals on the buildings.

The project was supported by ALB, The Nottingham Project and the Nottingham BID, and proved popular with many business owners and shoppers.

Plans were also submitted back in August to transform a pair of Grade-II listed buildings, numbered 48 to 50 and 52 to 52A, into flats as part of the street’s ongoing regeneration.

The latest plans were approved by Nottingham City Council, conditional to a noise assessment and installation of sound insulation.

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