Two new homes in Bestwood given the green light

Mill Lane, Bestwood
Mill Lane, Bestwood

Two new homes are set to be  built on Mill Lane, Bestwood, despite residents’ objections.


Planning authority Ashfield District Council has approved plans for two dwellings on land adjacent to the Coach House, Mill Lane.
In their application, Architects Marchini Curran Associates set out plans for the site.
The site will include two single-storey residential two-bedroom dwellings to the north of the land.
The site has a history of planning applications going back to 1975.
Recently, outline planning permission was granted in 2007, and a reserved matters application was approved in 2010.
However, residents have objected to the development, on the grounds that Bestwood Village will lose green space, and there will be an increase of noise and traffic.
One resident said: “I would just like to express my concern and dismay that another small patch of green space in Bestwood Village is being considered for development.
“Yet again we are suffering at being in the hands of three separate councils; Ashfield, Gedling and Nottingham City, with no thought to the cumulative effect on the village as a whole.”
Another resident expressed privacy concerns, stating in their objection: “Any windows on properties built on the land would overlook a number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and gardens of the row of houses facing the land.
“I am concerned that two properties in such a small, narrow piece of land would create a significant amount of land pollution.”
The site is around 40 meters from Forge Mill, which is a Grade II listed building, and will be served by a shared access drive off Mill Lane, which has already been approved.