£25m plan for housing estate next to Bramcote Crematorium – Nottinghamshire Live

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Ambitious £25m plans have been tabled to build nearly 200 homes on land next to Bramcote Crematorium.

Plans to construct the first phase of homes west of Coventry Lane have been submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council.

A map shows that part of the estate is earmarked for land next to the crematorium and the site extends to border Hulks Farm.

A range of two, three, four and five-bed homes are in the pipeline – and the development is aimed at families and young professionals.

Simon Gardiner, managing director of Peter James Homes, said: “We are so excited to submit our planning application on this excellent site.

“For some eight years we have worked hard to promote this land, working through the consultation process, attending workshops and submitting various reports to conclude in the award of a residential allocation for some 250 houses.

“Phase one of our application will see the construction of 190 houses. This beautiful location will play a key role in the delivery of new homes to Bramcote and support Broxtowe Borough Council in meeting their housing target set within the strategic and local development plan.

“The development provides a strong mix of houses and acknowledges the green corridor and linkages to the countryside beyond.”

Plans for outline permission have been submitted to the council, meaning the development can be built in principle if given the go-ahead, subject to more detailed proposals being submitted.

Subject to planning permission, work could start at the earliest in June of next year – and residents could move in from the following December.

Up to 30 percent of the properties are expected to be affordable – and at least two car parking spaces will be allocated to each home.

Planning documents read: “The existing access to the site from Sidings Lane via Coventry Lane is to be improved to make it suitable and capable to serve the proposed development, plus any future development on the Hulks Farm site adjacent.

“In addition, a number of design features are proposed to change the character of Coventry Lane to ultimately slow the speed of traffic.

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“These measures of speed suppression include additional crossing facilities, narrowing Coventry Lane perceptually through the use of white lines and seeking to reduce the vehicle speed limit from 50mph to 40mph, installing associated gateway signs, repeater signs and road markings along Coventry Lane on approach to the site from both directions.

“The changed nature of Coventry Lane will enhance the character and appearance of the highway at the gateway to the settlement, benefiting existing and future occupiers of Bramcote and all users of Coventry Lane. Such features can only be facilitated by the proposed development.”

A spokeswoman for the council explained the application was due to be determined by September 10.

She added: “The site is land adjacent and north-west of Bramcote Crematorium and is allocated in the Part 2 Local Plan for 240 homes.

“This outline application proposes up to 190 dwellings as the application site is smaller than the allocated site.”