Greenlight for 50 new homes in Hucknall

Daniels Way Hucknall

Daniels Way Hucknall

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A new housing development of 50 homes on a former industrial estate has been approved in Hucknall.

The scheme at the junction of Watnall Road and Daniels Way will be built after the industrial units there have been demolished.

It will feature a maximum of two and three bedroom ‘family dwellings’ in a mixture of types and styles.

A design statement by Planning and Design Group said: “The proposal at Watnall Road is a prime example of a previously developed site that can be brought forward as sustainable scheme within the existing urban area.

“The site is respectful of environmental context, seeking to include a mixture of good quality market and affordable homes on a brownfield site within the town’s current settlement boundary.

“The development would offer a far better solution than to retain it for employment purposes as its current planning designation

infers.”

Access from Daniels Way will be expanded with footpaths on either side, with a path onto Watnall Road near the existing bus stop.

The site originally formed part of the Hucknall No.1 Colliery which closed in 1943.

An earlier application to build 115 dwellings, later revised to 109, was refused in April 2009, amid fears the redevelopment would lead to the loss of employment land and its suitability within ‘a predominantly industrial area’.

Ashfield District Council approved the application on July 17 and attached conditions.

It said that formal approval is dependent on the layout, scale and appearance of the homes.

Deadlines for building were imposed, as well as conditions affecting drainage, landscaping, boundaries and materials.

The council also want the developers to investigate contaminants in the ground and produce a scheme of remedial works if harmful ground gases and chemicals are identified.