Plans to redevelop crumbling Teversal Manor go on public display

NMAC12-1959-1''John and Janet Marples pictured outside the home at Teversal Manor
NMAC12-1959-1''John and Janet Marples pictured outside the home at Teversal Manor

PROPOSALS for the redevelopment of historic Teversal Manor, that would see it divided into 16 dwellings, have gone on show at a public meeting.

Teversal residents gathered in the Manor Room last Wednesday to hear the architects talk through the plans and ask questions about them.

They heard that under the proposals, the Manor - which is a listed building in a conservation area - would be sub-divided into 16 units created on the footprint of the existing building and outbuildings.

Some of the work would be new-build ‘enabling development’ which would be done first in order for the refurbishment and repair of other parts of the Manor to be carried out.

The property would be sold with planning permission for a developer to take on.

Owners John and Janet Marples explained that the maintenance of the building has become too much for them and this is the only solution they have been able to find in order to save the Manor for the future.

They said they intend to live in one of the units created.

But a number of concerns were raised by the villagers including that the properties could be purchased by landlords for the rental market or as holiday or weekend homes.

Worries were also expressed about the extra traffic the development would create and about the increase in the population of Teversal it would result in.

The planning application for the redevelopment is expected to be submitted to Ashfield District Council in the next few weeks.