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Plans for 50 home estate on quarry

Land off Stoneyford Road in Sutton, the site of a disused quarry, which has been earmarked for a housing development.

Land off Stoneyford Road in Sutton, the site of a disused quarry, which has been earmarked for a housing development.

Plans have been submitted to Ashfield District Council to build 50 new homes on the site of a disused quarry on Stoneyford Road in Sutton.

The planning application is for outline permission for the demolition of the building currently occupied by A Wass Funeral Directors and for the erection of a maximum of 50 dwellings, with a new road access.

The development will consist of 10 two bedroom bungalows, one four bedroom house, 28 two bedroom semi-detached/detached houses, nine, three bedroom town houses and two three bedroom detached houses.

The plans, which have been submitted by Arthur Sugg, state that the access to the housing estate would be from one road, rather than the two that currently exist.

The application states that A Wass’ tenancy on its current home expires in June 2014 and is not intended to be renewed, with the business already looking for alternative premises.

The building is said to be in a poor state of repair and will be demolished to improve the street scene and make better use of the land.

Other dilapidated buildings on the site will also be pulled down.

The site has previously been earmarked by the council for housing land and a decision on the application will be made by the authority by November 2014.

Coun Jim Aspinall, who is a ward councillor for the area, said: “We are aware of this application which is being processed.

“If any residents or anyone has any concerns, I am more than happy to meet them and discuss these.”

 

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