Plans revealed for controversial mixed-use scheme

The planned development site

An outline plan of the scheme

Plans have been revealed for a controversial major mixed-use scheme in a Nottinghamshire village, which could see scores of jobs created.

Northampton-based BMET wants to build around 110 homes and over 60,000 sq ft of commercial space on the former Bunny Brickworks site in a scheme that will transform the derelict facility.

However, the plans have been met with the ire of Bunny residents – many of whom have said that Bunny doesn’t have the local infrastructure to cope with the scheme.

A planning statement reads: “The new mixed-use development at Bunny brickworks will be considerately designed and set out, taking full heed of existing site conditions and neighbouring developments.

“BMET will fully consider all social, environmental and economic measures and considerations when designing and developing this mixed-use project.

“The development of the Bunny brickworks site could go towards meeting a good propotion of Rushcliffe’s housin requirement, whilst providing the opportunity to secure employment and community benefits that developments of a lesser scale may not be able to deliver.”

BMET has pointed out that it is open to contributing Section 106 payments to improving local schooling and local road network should the scheme be granted planning permission.

However, the scheme has proved unpopular with Bunny residents, with many complaining that a village of Bunny’s size simply doesn’t have the amenities to cater for an increased population.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s planning committee will vote on the scheme over the coming weeks.