Plans to regenerate city pub given thumbs up

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Fresh plans to bring social housing to Nottingham and breathe life back into a historic pub, that has laid empty for a number of years, have been given the green light by Nottingham City Council.

The scheme, a joint venture between Bmor and Carlton Street Trading, was voted through by the council’s planning committee on Wednesday afternoon.

The Grove, located on Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, was built in 1886 and is included on the list of Local Heritage Assets for its aesthetic and townscape value. The plans include the conversion of the iconic building, as well as the addition of an extension over the current car park, to create 27 one-and two-bedroom social housing apartments for key workers.

It is understood that Nottingham City Homes will manage the scheme.

This is the second time that Carlton Street Trading has attempted to redevelop The Grove. In late 2018 the developer’s plans to turn the pub into 38 student flats was turned down because of concerns over more accommodation of that type in the area.

As before, Nottingham-headquartered Leonard Design has devised the new scheme.

Sam Burt, director at Carlton Street Trading, said: “Developments such as The Grove are prime examples of how we can bring derelict heritage buildings back into use for the benefit of the community. The building has been boarded up for many years with the external facades starting to show signs of decay, so we really hope we’ll soon be able to give it a new lease of life.

“The redevelopment is essential to the building’s survival and its regeneration will be an essential part of injecting new life into this part of Nottingham.”

Bmor is a privately owned development company with a diverse portfolio of mixed-use, regeneration, and restoration projects. Its joint venture with Carlton Street Trading, a family-owned Nottingham based developer, spans across a number of projects in the Nottinghamshire area.