Plan to turn former children’s centre into flats set for approval

How the scheme would look

Plans to turn a former Derbyshire children’s centre into flats are set for approval.

The scheme, from G Redfern Properties, would see Evergreen House, formerly known as Albany House in Albany Street, Ilkeston renovated, extended and converted into 28 apartments.

Derbyshire City Council disposed of the centre in 2019 when it was deemed surplus to requirements, having served the community since 1968, and has been vacant since. 

The plans include adding two extra floors to provide 18 one-bed apartments and 10 two-bed apartments.

It has been said that the size of the site allows the developers to have a four-storey block and will not be represented as an “over-development.”

Objection letters have been submitted by four residents with fears of parking causing “chaos” along with overlooking and privacy concerns for nearby properties.

Residents say more parking spaces are required on site, beyond the 28 planned.


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