City Council throws out resi scheme over size concerns

Plans to build a five-storey residential scheme just outside of Nottingham city centre have been denied – because the development is too tall.

The scheme, put forward by wholesale food group Asiana, outlined 14 one-bedroom and two, 4-bedroom apartments of Raleigh Street.

A design statement by Rayner Davies Architects stated: “The proposed scheme will create a high quality building which is respectful to its setting and the conservation area.This will make a positive contribution to the street scene by developing the vacant plot to Stoneleigh Street.”

However, planners at Nottingham City Council have turned down the planning application, saying: “The proposed development, by reason of its scale, design and appearance, would have an adverse impact on the street scene and the historic character of the Conservation Area.

“The proposed development provides neither on-site public open space nor a contribution toward the provision or enhancement of public open space elsewhere for the benefit of its future residents.”