Revised plans to transform old Mansfield pub site into flats

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A further attempt to build on the site of a former pub which has stood derelict for eight years is to be made as a new planning application is submitted for development.

The Lord Byron pub on Quarry Lane was bulldozed in 2007 with the idea that it could be used for housing..

The site, which sits on the corner of Sheepbridge Lane, has been subject to numerous planning applications to build housing and flats, however, 
all have failed to come to fruition.

The 0.61 hectare section of land has since been fenced off with the developers claiming the brownfield site is ready for development.

Cairns Heritage homes Ltd has now submitted blueprints to build 20 two-bedroom flats and one three-bedroom flat, built in two,three and four storeys buildings.

The developers say that energy-efficient white goods will be installed in each self-contained apartment as standard.

Elevators will also be installed for each apartment block.

A previous application to build 28 flats was refused in 2007, but the applicants says that revised plans have now been drawn up as a ‘result of discussions with Mansfield District Council’.

Under the new plans, other changes include removal of proposed garages, provide planting areas adjacent to Quarry Lane.

The plans include space for 29 cars including 11 in the undercroft of the building.

In a statement prepared on behalf of the applicant, they said: “Our original thoughts on proposals for this site were that a landmark building 
was important for this important junction, and our proposals centre around this concept.

“As building mass of three to four storey, inclusive of the undercroft parking, we believe it’s appropriate for the site and area.”

Meanwhile, ward councillor, Coun Kate Allsop, did not want to make comment on the application until it was put before the council’s planning committee, but said any residents on the Oakham ward with concerns could contact her on 01623 463009.