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Kendal Court canal apartments recommended by council


  • Rushcliffe Borough Council has ‘recommended’ that the canal towpath new-build apartment block in Lady Bay gets the go-ahead.
  • The proposals still have to be voted through at a planning committee meeting next week.

The recommendation is with conditions ( full agenda document below )

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The development plans have caused considerable concern to local residents, particularly those in Kendal Court and the Lady Bay / Radcliffe Road area of West Bridgford

As soon as the plans were submitted residents began to leave comments of objection on the planning portal.

Then in February we reported that the hedgerow had been removed without permission by the landowner, who later agreed to replace it. Resistance led to signs being placed to attract further support against the plans.

Video below:


The application seeks full planning permission for the demolition of the bungalow and the erection of 10 apartments with associated parking. The scheme has been amended from the original submission to include a replacement hedge along the northern boundary with the Grantham Canal and increase the building’s articulation along the elevation to the canal frontage.

SUMMARY – full document below

Other points

107 residents have written comments opposed to the plans.

Cllr Brian Buschmann ( CON ) Abbey Ward – opposes the application, he has received a number of complaints from residents in Rutland Road that the new buildings would overlook their properties.

The Canal and River Trust does not object to the principal of the proposed development, but does note some concerns about the hedgerow and potential damage to the canal during any construction work.

The current view of the canal towpath where the planned apartment block would be built.


Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust objects to the proposal on the grounds that the Preliminary Ecology Survey submitted identified the hedgerow, of all the habitats on site as having the highest value. They find it extremely disappointing that at least some of this habitat has been removed. The buildings would be built immediately adjacent to the towpath with no vegetation buffer, an approach they view as unacceptable as it would have a detrimental effect on the adjacent Local Wildlife Site (LWS), reducing its ecological connectivity and potentially increasing disturbance through light pollution and noise impacts, both during and after construction

The Environment Agency do not object to the proposal

Nottinghamshire County Council as Local Highway Authority does not object.

Nottinghamshire County Council (Planning Policy) does not object to the proposal.

People can object to this recommendation by contacting the councillors on the planning committee before next Thursdays meeting at Rushcliffe Arena at 6.30.

The meeting is on 15 March 2018 at 6.30 pm in the Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford.

Apologies for the size of the .pdf below – it carries all items and they can’t be separated.

Item 4 – Planning Applications


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