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Planning applications: 9 Castle Street and 21 Sneinton Hollows

posted 2 Apr 2012, 10:28 by Tom Hughes
Following the refusal of an earlier planning application, the developers of 9 Castle Street have submitted a new application to convert the building into flats. Work has been underway on the property for some time, but has been halted by the refusal on the grounds of the density of the proposal (8 single bed flats), the lack of parking for residents, the use of UPVC windows as replacements for the existing timber windows, overlooking of Nos 1-5 Castle Street and the lack of refuse storage provision.

In the new proposal, the number of flats has been reduced from 8 to 6, the existing timber windows retained to the front of the building, the use of obscure glazing to reduce overlooking and the provision of a bin store on site. Due to the size of the site, the scheme is still reliant on on-street parking.

The full application can be viewed, and comments left, on the Plan4Nottingham website:
http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/WAM/pas/findCaseFile.do?appNumber=12/01005/PFUL3

Meanwhile, around the corner at 21 Sneinton Hollows, the owner has lodged an application to fell the large 'Tree of Heaven' in the front garden. The reasons cited include shading to the property, the tree pushing the garden wall over, and too many leaves falling in the autumn.

You can view and comment on the application here:
http://plan4.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/WAM/pas/findCaseFile.do?appNumber=11/04265/PTPO

Anyone interested in local developments, planning and the future of our neighbourhood is invited to contribute their views to the Sneinton Vision- the Neighbourhood Design Vision project for Sneinton. This is intended to set out how Sneinton people would like to see their area develop in the future and would have direct bearing on planning applications like those above. But please hurry- we need to produce the final Vision by April 16th and so need your views as soon as possible!


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