Planning permission granted for 28 new houses in Edwinstowe

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A planning permission has been granted for the building of 28 new homes in Edwinstowe.

The amended application for 28 affordable dwelings and associated landscaping and parking at the former miners Welfare Institute on Fourth Avenue Welfare Club site was granted by Newark and Sherwood District Council, on October 10.

The reserved matters for consideration include details of the appearance, access, landscaping, layout and scale.

18 of the plots would be located on land formerly used as a car park and play area (Plots 1 – 18). 10 of the plots would be located on the land formerly occupied by the Welfare Social Club. Proposed house types include a mix of semi-detached and terraced dwellings along with a two storey block containing six apartments. A mix of 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed dwellings are proposed. All of the proposed buildings would be two storey in height other than two proposed bungalows.

This application site relates to approximately 0.53 ha of land across two sites separated by a road on Fourth Avenue in Edwinstowe. The eastern half of the site was originally occupied by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organization (CISWO) Welfare Social Club building with he western parcel the former car park and a separate children’s play area.

The two storey brick built building which occupied the majority of the plot was demolished at the end of 2013 having stood empty for a number of years prior to this.

The site is now flat scrub land.

A building containing a local convenience store and dwellings is located immediately to the east if the site.

The application has been amended during the lifetime of the application to address concerns raised by the Conservation Officer, Strategic Housing Officer and Highways Officer.

The amendments include an amendment to the proposed roof design so that they are hipped, the introduction of two bungalows into the overall housing mix and a slight amendments to the position of parking to bring it closer to the associated dwellings with the introduction of two sections of railings to reduce opportunity for on street parking.

Edwinstowe Parish Council asked planners to give consideration to including bungalows as there is a shortage of bungalows in Edwinstowe for elderly and disabled residents. The council also believed there should be a 106 contribution to wards play facilities on Fourth Avenue.

In his conclusion recommending the application, th planning officer states: “The principle of residential development on this site is established through extant outline planning permission. This reserved matters scheme for 28 dwellings is considered an appropriate number for the site having regard to the density and mix of houses on offer.

“The provision of these dwellings would contribute to a need for family/affordable housing/bungalows within the District and this is a factor which carries significant weight in the overall planning balance.”