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‘High-quality’ apartments planned for overgrown college site

Plans for modern apartments to replace a derelict college building have been put forward for a Nottinghamshire village.

A developer has applied to Broxtowe Borough Council to build 25 apartments and replace the former St John’s College in Bramcote.

The theological college, which was built in 1863 could have a new lease of life as one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Peache Way.

The applicant UniTechPlus wishes to remove the roof of the existing structure and extend the building.

The site is within the Bramcote Conservation Area.

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A penthouse is also planned with “180-degree panoramic views on the
east, south and west”.

There will also be around one parking space per apartment and cycle parking for each resident “encouraging the use of alternative methods of transport to the car”.

A number of applications have been submitted for the site in the past which have been withdrawn or refused.

Council documents stated that the plans are a “contemporary solution to providing high-quality accommodation in a growing and well-connected residential area”.

They added: “The proposed scheme has been laid out to make best use of the site whilst respecting the established building line and establishing up the necessary separation distances from the existing listed building. The design proposal looks to make effective use of the natural light, rural views and natural environment.

“We have designed the individual apartments with ample natural light and views, private outdoor spaces where possible, looking to create meaningful and purposeful spaces for inhabitants while improving the surrounding areas.”

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