Permission granted for 33 new homes in Mansfield

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Nottingham based housebuilder Gleeson Homes has received permission to build 33 houses off the end of Sherwood Close in Mansfield.

The area of disused scrubland which has been subject to antisocial behaviour for many years is to become a mixture of brand new two, three and four bedroom homes, all with a garage or driveway and front and rear gardens.

Gleeson will soon be selling new homes with prices anticipated to start from £106,995.

The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that many of these homes will be cheaper to buy than local rent levels.

Bill Lodder, area manager for Gleeson Homes said “We’re delighted that the Council has given us the go ahead to develop the site.

“I think local people will be pleased to hear that our homes are extremely affordable.”

The application passed by Mansfield district Council’s planning committee on August 31 proposes the erection of 33 two-storey dwellings, nine of which would be detached with the remainder being semi-detached. Seven different house types are proposed, 22 of which would be three bedroom with the remainder being two bedroom.

The dwellings would have pitched roofs with gables to the side elevations and would include details such as projecting gables, porches over front doors and contrasting brickwork. The properties would be finished externally with a mixture of red and buff facing brickwork with dark grey low profile roof tiles.

It is proposed to access the development directly from Sherwood Close, effectively creating an extension to the cul-de-sac.

Each dwelling would benefit from a single garage and driveway with a minimum of two off-street car parking spaces being provided to each property.

The section 106 contribution amounting to £1,100 per dwelling would be used for improvements to Sandy Lane Allotments including; improving accessibility, improve on-site security, creation of additional allotment plots

and the creation of a communal allotment area with raised beds.

Five people objected to the scheme, wioth objections including grounds that traffic congestion would be increased on to the already overburdened Sherwood Hall Road and a single point of access for a total of 63 dwellings being accessed from a single point of access is not ideal on to a main road.

The proposal would be inappropriate use of land and would not benefit local residents. Objectors say the land has a covenant stipulating the land’s use is to be for social and recreational purposes only.