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Decision due on sheltered housing plan for site of former ‘Bruno’ pub in Carlton


Plans to build 23 new sheltered accommodation flats and an office on the site of a former pub in Carlton could be given the green light next week.

If approved, the apartments would be built on land previously occupied by the Earl of Chesterfield pub on Carlton Hill.

The boozer, which was known to locals as ‘The Bruno’, got bulldozed back in 2017 as part of plans for three retail units and 14 two-bedroom apartments.

But the plans were never progressed and the site on Carlton Hill has been standing vacant ever since.

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A report is due to go before Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee next week and it recommends that the development plan is approved.

The ‘Bruno’ pictured before demolition
Earl of Chesterfield
Empty land where the ‘The Bruno’ once stood
Earl of Chesterfield site
Artist’s impression of the new site submitted back in November

The application was originally submitted by Nottingham Community Housing Association back in November 2019 and is for the erection of 23 social rented sheltered housing one bedroom two person flats. An office will be constructed on the ground floor too.

Whilst under the control of Housing Association there will no permanent on-site staff
and the apartments will be occupied by vulnerable adults with some support needs.

A total of 13 parking spaces are to be provided with vehicular access from
Carlton Hill.

A bin storage area is proposed relatively close to the site entrance and two small ‘courtyard’ areas of amenity space are proposed, one when entering the building from the car park and another close to Southcliffe Road.

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The council’s Planning Committee is due to decide whether to approve the scheme at their “virtual” meeting next Wednesday (September 9) starting at 6pm. The meeting is scheduled to be webcast.

Live meeting audio will be available via the Council’s website

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  1. I asked Carlton councillors if bungalows for old people could be built on this land . We have a shortage of these for private buyers in Carlton , i pointed out it was near shops and could have entrance on Carlton hill or the road behind there. I was told it don’t work that, so over and above the abundance of flats around there we are getting even more. I also object to making China richer when they have bankrupted the world.

  2. Well isnt that an absolute eyesore of a design, I realise that carlton isnt the most desirable places to live but surely the area deserves a higher quality of design that this mess.
    Does this mean that the supported housing will be for alcoholics and drug addicts… if so I really object toit being built in this locations

  3. Sheltered accomodation? Bit like Framework who wanted the old Mill on Burton Road. Full of drugheads and alcoholics, problem people? . Great when they congregate in Carlton Square with the Sherry and Cider bottles harassing the school kids for money for a fix and another drink. This got voted down and wisely so. As if Carlton dosent gave enough scum already? Yeah dump em in Carlton why not GBC. You want this type of housing put the damn thing in Arnold. Carlton aint your dumping ground for people with drug and alcohol problems because thats what your gonna fill it with. Well to hell with that. Carltons dying, should of been original planning….shops, retail outlets and good quality rented accomodation. NOT social misfits who WILL cause nothing but issues and problems NIMBY? Too right, never got put in good ol’ Arnold eh? Wake up and smell the coffee Carlton folk, we are being used as the dumping ground for problematic people under the disguise of Housing Association. And they wont even be monitoring it? GBC..stop s******g on Carlton.

  4. It’ll look like those ugly rentals on Buntings lane but filled up with junkies, crack heads and alcoholics. Pity the old folk right next door to it, vunerable old folk. Ripe for robbing for a fix eh? Or a bottle of Sherry. Its not wanted End of…


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