Building of 95 homes next to Notts County ground delayed as plans revised

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Plans for 95 new homes near Notts County’s football grounds have been delayed until next year for the plans to be revised.

Elevate, the company which is developing the area off Meadow Lane between Trent Bridge and the football ground, has submitted alterations to the application which was granted permission two years ago.

They originally intended to begin building this year, but following this change of plans they will now not start until March next year.

The new plans at the development known as Trent Bridge Quays will see two of the blocks being combined and minor internal changes, meaning they will have space to add a new park and make some of the buildings lower by around a metre.

There will still be the same number of homes which will be a mix of town houses and apartments, along with some shops.

Director Steve Dodd said that the plans had been revised because the old ones were not “economically viable”, and added: “We have been working on the Trent Bridge Quays project for almost 12 months, we have made some changes to the plans in an attempt to improve the appearance, efficiency and durability of the scheme. It is much-improved now.

The updated plans for the development

The updated plans for the development

“Subject to securing a planning consent this week we would hope to be on site as early as March next year, the project will take 18 months to complete.”

Trent Bridge Quays is described as “affordable luxury” with properties ranging in price from £135,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, to £750,000 for a three-bedroom penthouse with rooftop garden and views across Nottingham and along the River Trent.

However not everyone is completely impressed by the project which sits within the Waterside Regeneration Area of the city.

Emma Shaw, 30, said: “Couldn’t they build an attraction for Nottingham, rather than just more houses?”

John Toney, 53, said: “They said it will be affordable, but I don’t think the starting price is.

“However I do think it’s a nice area and it’s actually putting the area to good use since you can’t walk there at the moment anyway.”

The updated plans for the development

The updated plans for the development

The updated plans will be debated by Nottingham City Council on Wednesday November 15.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage, said: “The plans for Trent Bridge Quays have already been given permission, but on Wednesday amendments to the development will go to planning committee for a decision.

“The city council has been supportive of this development as the regeneration of the waterside area is a priority for us.

“We have led the way with developments, such as Trent Basin, and we have worked hard to promote the area for other companies to invest in.”