New homes planned for derelict Mansfield land

Plans are in place to build 18 new homes on a patch of land in Mansfield where numerous houses and apartments had been in the pipeline.

If successful, it will see the three and four-bedroom houses built on the land of the junction where Quarry Lane meets Sheepbridge Lane, south west of the town


The proposed site already had planning permission for 26 homes, and part of the site already had approval for 21 two and three-bedroom apartments with associated parking .

Approval for the apartments was given in 2008 and has since lapsed.

The latest application, set to go before Mansfield District Council’s planning committee, is for permission adjacent to where the apartment building was planned.

The 0.5 hectare area was previously occupied by the Lord Byron pub which was demolished in the summer of 2007.

It has since been fenced off with the developers claiming the brownfield site is ready for development.

The land slopes down towards the main road, but the developers have designed them so they are staggered with the use of small retaining walls to blend in with the existing gradient.

The applicant, Cairns Heritage Homes Ltd, said: “The site is ideal for this use since it is set within a secure community with facilities and public transport close by.

“The buildings will sit within a pleasant landscaped environment with new access to roads and footpaths. Each house has its own car parking which is secure.

“We consider that there is a positive case to support this application, given the building use , fit-for-purpose site and design.”

It is expected that the application will go before the planning committee at Mansfield District Council in the coming months.