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Homes planned for Gedling Access Road land

Vacant land on either side of the Gedling access road could become housing if councillors approve new plans.

The site, which is halved by the main carriageway at its junction with Mapperley Plains, includes two areas of vacant land.

It was previously one piece of land before the major new road came forwards and parts of it are low-level vegetation as well as grass.

The land either side of the Colliery Way access road could become housing

But developers want to turn both areas into apartments and homes and new plans lodged to Gedling Borough Council have been earmarked for approval.

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The plans, submitted by Killarney Homes, would see eight detached homes and 29 apartments built across the two areas.

The western side would include five detached homes accessed via a private drive from Mapperley Plains.

The two parcels of land left and right straddle the Colliery Way access road at its Mapperley Plains junction

These would be next to the 3rd Woodthorpe Scout Hut currently on Mapperley Plains.

Two blocks of flats would also be built on this part of the land, including 11 homes in one block and 12 in the other.

These would include 22 two-bed flats and one one-bed flat and both apartment buildings would be accessed via Colliery Way.

The eastern part of the land, lying next to Clementine Drive and on the opposite side of Colliery Way, would include three detached homes and a six-flat building.

All flats would include one bedroom and all homes in this section of the development would be accessed via Colliery Way.

Developers are promising 12 affordable homes as part of the wider development, which includes four first homes on the eastern side and eight affordable rent on the western side.

As part of the development, existing acoustic fencing currently in place at the top of the access road would be removed.

Three rounds of public consultation have been held by the authority’s planning department since the plans were first proposed in 2021.

A total of 30 responses were received overall. Comments included the buildings being “out of character with the area” and the number of homes being “over and above” capacity.

Concerns were raised about unsafe access, highway safety, parking provision and “prolonged disturbance” in construction following the creation of Colliery Way.

However, the council has reviewed the plans and is recommending approval for the development at its planning committee meeting on Wednesday, July 26.

It says the plans are acceptable – including the three proposed new access points – and confirms 30 parking spaces are provided for the flats.

A further three parking spaces are made available for the detached homes, meaning the scheme is “deemed to comply” with parking rules.

Significant financial contributions are being requested from the applicant to mitigate the impact of the plans.

This includes £20,049.37 for local GP capacity, £113,442 for primary education and £131,270 for secondary education.

And a further £79,066.04 is being requested for parks and street care – including £55,608.04 for play equipment and £23,458 for long-term maintenance.

In a report, the council’s planning department said: “The site is in a sustainable location with no overriding policy restriction to its development.

“The layout, scale and appearance of the development as proposed would respect the character of the area and residential amenities.

“The impact on the highway network would be acceptable and adequate parking would be provided.

“Affordable housing provision would be acceptable and the other planning obligations sought directly relate to the development in question, providing a full policy-complaint scheme.”


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