A former golf course in Bramcote may still be developed after developers appealed against Broxtowe Borough Council’s refusal to grant planning permission.

The developers have submitted an appeal to the Secretary of State after plans to build a retirement and specialist care complex were rejected by the council in July 2016.

The plans include accommodation units comprising up to 38 two-bed bungalows, four one-bed bungalows, 40 one-bed assisted care units and 18 one-bed flats together with specialist care/ancillary communal facilities.

The appeal is to be decided on the basis of written statements and a site visit by an independent inspector.

“It’s a great wildlife reserve that has no need for any kind of development”
Mike Johnson, chairman of the BHOSPG

Residents who want to express their concerns have until February 9 to send their comments to the Planning Inspectorate.

Mike Johnson, chairman of the Bramcote Hills Open Space Protection Group, said: “It’s a great wildlife reserve that has no need for any kind of development.

“When the developers bought the land, they already knew that there were planning restrictions in place when it was still a golf course so it was their decision to buy the land with restrictions.”

Audio: Mike Johnson on the council’s decisions…

Bramcote resident, Gilly Archer, is concerned about the development.

She said: “It could increase the dampness in my garden, which has been increasing year by year. They say the sewage will be sorted but I kind of doubt it; there have always been problems on Bramcote Moor, it’s a very wet area.

“Obviously I’m worried about noise, dust, disruption during the building. Access to where I live is going to be difficult because they’re going to be making it an access of the main road into my estate.”

To view the application visit http://planning.broxtowe.gov.uk

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