Construction and Infrastructure

Construction firms win permission for new homes on former nursery site

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 22 June 2020 9:11

Construction firms win permission for new homes on former nursery site

A construction firm from Gloucester and a Cotswold-based housing company has won permission for a new housing development in a county market town. 

The firms have won permission to build 35-plus new houses on Southend Nurseries site in Southend Lane, Newent – south of the town to the east of Newent Lane (B4216). 

EG Carter, headquartered off Bristol Road in Gloucester, and Bromford Housing, which has offices in Cirencester, are behind the project designed by Docks-based Quattro Design Architects. 

Forest of Dean District Council has given permission for the development, which will see 36 new “affordable dwellings” of between one and four-bedrooms, constructed. 

The project will involve landscaping and the demolition of existing greenhouse and outbuilding structures at the site. 

The development is expected to result in more investment in Newent, with the closet primary schools - Glebe Infants and Picklenash Juniors - expected to benefit from a contribution of £201,012.12 from the developers. 

No contribution is expected for the town’s secondary school. 

Planners at the Forest of Dean District Council have insisted on an extra £7,056.00 for the town’s libary. 

And a £5,000 contribution to what is called the “travel plan” should also be forthcoming – paid to the highways authority.

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All images from Forest of Dean District Council planning documents.