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Plans to demolish former West Bridgford day nursery for new apartments

Plans submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council propose the demolition of the Wishing Well Day Nursery building in Lady Bay.

The plans are to demolish the building at 2 Oakfields Road in Lady Bay and build 9 two-storey apartments on the site.

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The application seeks full planning permission for the demolition of existing building; the erection of 9 No. 2 storey apartments; with associated works in including landscaping and access works including to an underground garage parking area.

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Documents state that that for planning purposes officers have considered the proposal as dwellings and not apartments as they are two storey units of accommodation, with their own separate front doors, and no shared facilities/common areas (with the exception of the parking garage and some small communal garden areas).

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The council has recommended that the plans are approved, a meeting takes place on Thursday 8 December to put the plans to a committee vote.

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But some residents are concerned and have raised comments in objection on the planning  portal:

There are eight objections – a few are below:

‘Having read the revised plans I still object to the proposals and refer the committee to my previous submission.

‘I also wish to add a further general comment in regard to the proposal for apartments to be built.

‘There are currently a number of large apartment construction projects already underway in the local area’s close to Ladybay including Station Street, Waterway Street, Meadow Lane and Portside street. I would like the planning committee to take this into consideration when deciding on what property type is most appropriate, desirable and needed for meeting the needs of local current and future residents of Ladybay.’


‘A truly awful design in victorian neighbourhood. The building should be protected given its historic value in being the site where Ibuprofen was invented. A conversion or retention of the some the existing building will be much better.’


‘In response to the proposed planning of flats on Rutland Road. I object to this development as I believe it is not in keeping with the other residential properties which are mainly Victorian dwellings. I am also concerned with the extra traffic this development will bring. More cars mean less parking for the residents who live close by.’


 

Plans here: https://planningon-line.rushcliffe.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=RCKTZGNLKDK00

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