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‘Not the end’ for ‘over-bearing’ Keyworth plans as developer ‘weighs up options’

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Developers of an apartment scheme in the village of Keyworth say they’re “weighing-up options” for taking plans forward. Plans had been described as ‘over-bearing’ for the small Rushcliffe village in which the complex had been proposed.

A scheme to build 37 apartments, six shops, five office spaces with 27 parking spots had been planned in Bunny Lane. Concerns had been raised over its appearance in the historic village, which is home to a Grade-I listed church. The site had previously been used by the Royal British Legion. It has been left vacant ever since.

Councillor Dave Clarke, who sits on Keyworth Parish Council, told Nottinghamshire Live the proposals were simply not in-keeping with the village. But he argued residents were not entirely opposed.

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He added: “We thought as a parish council it was over-intensive. I do not think there is much in the way of mixed feelings as long as it is in-keeping and this one was not at all.” Rushcliffe Borough Council recently confirmed the plans had been withdrawn.

The developer, Bellco, has since revealed why but emphasised it may not yet be the end of the scheme entirely. Steve Bell, the director at Bellco, said: “Bellco Developments have withdrawn the application at 2 Bunny Lane, Keyworth.

“This was based on discussions with the planning department and a thorough review of all statutory consultation responses, including those from the Parish Council and the wider community. We are weighing options for taking the site forward and discussing options with the planning department, we hope to be in a position to confirm our course of action shortly.”

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