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Bid to build homes in Sneinton area ‘almost like a jungle’ cautiously welcomed amid traffic worries

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Locals are concerned over new houses and apartments proposal in ‘packed’ residential area in Sneinton. The proposed houses and apartments will surround the Burrow’s Court Tower, which is a nineteen-storey building, built in 1967 and comprises of 130 occupied flats.

A meeting will be held by the Planning Committee on June 22 2022 where the plans for this development will be discussed among others. In May, the decision was postponed due to several issues including financial and technical viability. But if the plans are approved during the meeting next week, the residential development will comprise of fifteen houses, and a three-storey apartment block containing forty-one flats built on top of the existing car park.

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Some residents and local businesses welcomed the idea. Emma Clark, 46, who owns Emma’s Sandwich Bar said: “Well it would be good if they tidy it up because it’s a mess there right now with such overgrowth, it’s almost like a jungle.”

But other locals are concerned that’s it’s going to cause more issues than do good.

Cole Webster, 30, who lives on Windmill Road though the construction wasn’t needed and said: “Have you seen how many cars are on the roads already? There’s almost always traffic on the main road outside. This place is packed with people I don’t know whether we can have hundreds more here.”

Dawn, 43, who lives in Carlton and works at nearby store Nottingham Workwear said: “I think we’re kind of over-populated as it is and there are lots of houses going up everywhere at the minute. It could be a good thing for the business as it might bring in more customers but also a bad thing because new people coming in means you don’t know what kind of people they are. It could mean more traffic as well. The roads are full of cars because there are too many people.”

Luke Bishop, 34, who lives near Forest Recreation ground but works in Sneinton hinted at the overcrowding issue of the area: “The more they build the more people are going to come here.”

He also showed concern for pricing, “We all know that the cost of living is going up, in a time like this I hope they’re going to make it into affordable housing for locals and not student housing like they’re doing with every other place.”

Out of the fifteen houses proposed houses, thirteen would either face Windmill Lane or would be accessed from a shared driveway off the same road. Two further houses would be located in the southwest part of the site, accessed from the existing access road leading to the tower block. Nine of the houses facing Windmill Lane would be three-storey at the front and due to changes in level, two-storey at the rear. These houses would be three bed, with lounge, kitchen and bathrooms. Six of the houses would be two-storey with two bedrooms. All houses would have one off-street parking space to the front and would have rear gardens.

Of the forty-one flats, twelve will be two-bed and twenty-nine will be one bed. The building would be flat roofed and constructed of a mix of red and black brick. The two-storey car park has 107 spaces that may be used by residents of the flats.

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