Plans in place to build up to 43 new homes

Picture: PA
Picture: PA

Plans are in place to build up to 43 new homes on a strip of land on the edge of Southwell.

The unused 1.92 hectare site is situated off Halloughton Road, from which they will be accessed, if they are given planning permission by planners at Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Submitted by Christopher Holroyd and Steve Shatwell, the plans are for three one-bedroom homes, 16 two-bed and 19 three-bed properties, built to the rear of existing properties on Halloughton Road.

Most would be two-storey, although six homes on the western boundary would be three-storey.

Up to 60 parking spaces will be allocated.

There is already an existing bungalow on the site, which will be converted into accommodation for people with learning disabilities, maintained by Reach Learning Disability, formerly Southwell Care Project.

The applicants argue that the council’s housing core strategy means more than 425 dwellings need to be built in Southwell between 2006 and 2026.

A statement with the application reads: “The development will provide construction jobs; a new homes bonus, CIL contribution, council tax, and spend in the local economy.”