Concerns fail to halt plans for new homes

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Developers have been given the green light to build on a plot of land in Clipstone, despite objections raised by the parish council.

Planners at Newark & Sherwood District Council permitted the application to build the six new homes off Vicars Court.

Clipstone Parish Council had discussed the plans and agreed that the number of houses was too great for the size of the vacant land, which is approximately 810 sq m.

In a statement submitted to the district council, they said: “There seems to be too many homes going on one small plot of land for families to reasonably live on.”

With no sewage system in place in the area, they also objected to plans to include a septic tank for waste resulting from the six homes, claiming it ‘could become very unhygienic, causing ground pollution and bad smells’.

Lying south of properties on Mansfield Road , the land has no development history.

Submitted by a Mr J Kang of Mansfield Road, Clipstone, the plans include four homes built with three bedrooms, with the remaining two having two bedrooms.

An original plan to have 12 parking space between the six homes has since been reduced to eight.

However, Nottinghamshire County Council’s highway department was concerned it would lead more to on-street parking.