Major mixed-use scheme that could house over 800 people hit by delay

How the scheme would be laid out

Plans to build a huge mixed-use, residential-led scheme on the former Forest Mill on Alfreton Road in Nottingham have been delayed.

Olympian Homes had hoped to get the green light to build a major scheme that would house 790 students, include 19 houses along with leisure and retail facilities on a brownfield site surrounded by Alfreton Road, Highhurst Street, Denman Street East and Boden Street – just outside Nottingham city centre.

Sitting yesterday, Nottingham City Council’s planning committee failed to vote through the scheme, despite it being recommended for approval by planning bosses at the authority, with a further consultation on the plans set to be carried out.

A spokesperson for the council told “The decision was deferred to our director of planning & regeneration Paul Seddon, pending the outcome of consultation.”

Olympian Homes bought the land last year after plans for a similar student accommodation scheme were granted planning permission.

The new scheme would be eight storeys high at its tallest, coming down to six, five and four storeys towards Boden Street. It has been designed by Hodder + Partners.