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Plans to demolish 17 garages and build new homes

Plans to tear down 17 garages in Chilwell and build new family homes are set to be discussed by councillors.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s planning committee will meet on Wednesday, July 6, to decide the fate of the application in Selside Court.

The applicant, Mr P Goodrick, seeks full planning permission for the demolition of 17 garages and to build a row of three terrace homes.

The plans would also create 24 car parking spaces and additional landscaping.

The application has been amended to move the homes further south away from the rear boundary with 61-65 Selside Court.

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Council planning officers have recommended that the application be approved.

They said: “The site is within an existing residential area and provides an opportunity to provide additional housing outside of Green Belt.

“There is also a need to boost housing supply, which sites such as this can help deliver. The provision of a pair of three dwellings on a brown field site is considered to be a benefit in terms of contributing to the provision of homes within the borough.

“Whilst it is acknowledged there will be a loss of 17 garages, it is considered the loss is outweighed by the proposal of residential units that make an efficient use of the land.”

Two of the homes would be two bedrooms while the third would be three bedrooms, each having a kitchen, lounge/dining room, ground floor WC, and family bathroom.

Thirty-three properties were consulted, with a total of four objections received to the first set of plans and two to the amended plans.

The comments include “loss of privacy to the existing and proposed tenants”.

Planning officers added: “It is considered the proposed dwellings are an acceptable size, scale and layout that there will not be an adverse effect on neighbour amenity.

“The level of replacement parking is acceptable to meet the requirements of the existing and proposed dwellings and the scheme is considered to be acceptable and should be approved.”

Councillors will decide the fate of the application when they meet on July 6.

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