Town centre bid for 33 affordable homes

Map showing the proposed site for new homes in Hucknall.
Map showing the proposed site for new homes in Hucknall.

A bid to build 33 affordable houses in Hucknall town centre has been submitted to Ashfield District Council.

The development will feature a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom dwellings on the 0.78 hectare site of a former factory between Lingford Street and Tesco’s.

The land has been acquired on a conditional basis from its two owners by Galliford Try partnerships and the affordable housing scheme will be rented out by Waterloo Housing Group.

In a design statement, BM3 Architecture said: “The main concept for the appearance of the proposed dwellings is to provide a scheme that has a distinctive character with its own identity, however the new homes have also been designed to respect the surrounding context in terms of scale and materials.”

The site currently consists of hardstanding and non-native scrub, with a planted line of landscape trees. The layout provides two car parking spaces for each three bedroom dwelling and one parking space for other dwellings with nine ‘lay by’ visitor spaces.

The proposed two storey dwellings will be red-brick, have duo pitched roofs and are ‘generally clustered quite closely together with un broken building lines’.

Pre-application discussions were held with Ashfield District Council at a meeting on April 29.

A consultation began on Monday and is due to end by August 17. A decision under delegated powers is likely to be made by October 21.