Plans have been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council by developers for the 71 home proposals at the site of the former waste depot on Abbey Road.
Reserved matters application pursuant to outline permission 19/00678/OUT to seek approval of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for residential development comprising 71 new homes.
Central Works Depot Abbey Road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire NG2 5NE
Documents explain the development as:
The proposed development comprises a total of 71 new homes, including 21 affordable homes, provided as 16 apartments and 5 shared ownership houses.
In accordance with the approved Design Code, which shaped the granting of outline planning permission, Rushcliffe Borough Council wish to achieve a transformation of the former Depot site, in accordance with their stated vision.
The vision for The Depot on Abbey Road is to create a vibrant and fully integrated new community with a strong sense of identity; one that celebrates its urban location and embraces the full benefits of modern town centre living.
As a local authority owned site, Rushcliffe Borough council wish to ensure this development is brought forward with the highest level of design quality offering the community a prestige legacy site in West Bridgford.
This reserved matters submission, delivers this shared vision by incorporating an appropriate mix and variety of housing types, tenures and overall density, in compliance with the Design Code.
The design and layout is sympathetic to the existing locality yet creates a contemporary and high-quality new urban environment which encourages walking and cycling to local facilities.
At the time of publishing the application has just 10 comments from the public – nine of them object mostly based on the design of the properties and the amount of properties perceived to be in a small area.
Comments close on 9 June.
One residents told us her view: ‘Too many houses, 3 storey high, blocks of flats, metal cladding. All not in keeping with the current housing nearby.’