Nursing home and 56 houses could be built on industrial site
NEARLY 60 houses and a nursing home could be built on an Ilkeston industrial estate.
Hudson Capital (Industrial) Holdings Ltd has asked Erewash Borough Council for permission to build on Booths Industrial Estate, Awsworth Road.
If councillors approved, the 1.8-hectare site would include 56 new houses and a 60-bed residential care home.
The area around the new housing would remain industrial.
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Paul Harvey, chairman of Green Squeeze, set up to protect green-belt land in Erewash, said: "We are in favour of development on brownfield sites because for every house that goes on brownfield, it means one less for green-belt land.
"I'm not sure if a mixed use of the site is in anyone's interest, though.
"I don't think residents will want to live in that sort of environment and it is also not beneficial to commercial tenants."
The new houses would be mainly two-storey. Access would be from Awsworth Road, as it is now. A secondary, or emergency link, is proposed off Bloomsgrove Road.
Discussions between developers and council planning officers have been held to determine the benefits and constraints of the site.
Good access to public transport, the closeness to facilities, established residential character and opportunity for enhancement are among the pros of developing the site. The main challenge the developers face in gaining planning permission is that a housing proposal was refused in 2004.
A design and access statement accompanying the planning application says: "The proposed scheme if approved will create a high-quality housing development providing for a range of housing needs in a form that will make a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness.
"Buildings of little merit will be replaced by a development that takes reference from good-quality local examples which at the same time will offer a locally distinct development in its own right that will enhance the character and quality of the area."
Ryan Clamp, who lives in Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, welcomed the plans.
The 25-year-old said: "Personally, I would say it's a good idea to provide extra homes in this area. I would imagine it will provide relevant housing to those needing it and from knowledge I have of others in nursing homes in other areas of Ilkeston, the extra availability would be welcomed."
Garon Bayliss , 32, of Hallam Fields, Ilkeston, said: "The obvious issues for me are the added volume of traffic around that area, with the roads not being the best.
"I'm pleased to see a nursing home potentially being built as well. It could see the area being attractive for buyers, though, with quick access to junction 26 of the M1."