Homes plan to give brownfield site in Sutton a facelift

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An area of brownfield land in Sutton will be brought back into use after a application for new homes was given the green light.

Members of Ashfield District Council’s planning committee met on Thursday evening to discuss plans set out by Peveril Homes for 50 properties to be built on a site off Unwin Road, Eastfield Side and Mansfield Road.

As well as the new homes, the developers also applied for planning permission to build roads, sewers and public open space, as well as demolish a building.

Speaking at the meeting, Coun Warren Nutall praised the scheme.

He said: “It is nice to see a brownfield site being brought back into use for housing.

“To me, it’s sensible and it is the right place because it was highly industrialised. I welcome this.”

The new development will include a mix of detached, and semi-detached houses, bungalows and coach houses with between one and four bedrooms.

In a vote, the plans were unanimously approved and planning permission, with a number of conditions, was granted.

The council will also work with the applicant to formulate a Section 106 agreement in which a developer makes contributions to the community. This is expected to include a payment of £126,005 for 10 primary school places to be created in the area and £24,300 for improvements to be made to roads.