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Large Daybrook retirement complex to be built on old laundry site

Only one letter of objection was received during the public consultation

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A large retirement living complex in Daybrook is expected to win planning permission.

The facility would provide 51 self-contained flats for people aged 60 and over.

It is proposed for the former Daybrook Linen Services site, behind the Premier Inn on Mansfield Road.

The scheme is has been recommended for approval at Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee next week (March 27).

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Only one letter of objection was received during the public consultation, which said the road was already congested and it could worsen traffic problems in Daybrook and Arnold.

The former iconic Daybrook Linen Services building was demolished back in 2008 and the site will now be used to house the new retirement complex

No other public bodies, including the highway authority Nottinghamshire County Council, have raised objections.

The plans have been brought forward by developer McCarthy Stone to address a shortage of retirement housing.

The complex will also be designed to accommodate disabled people throughout, while letting them live independently.

Access to the site will be from Sir John Robinson Way, with a new 18-space car park created.

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Documents submitted with the application state: “The development will offer Daybrook’s ageing population with the opportunity to downsize into a well-tailored living environment while still enabling residents to enjoy their independent lifestyles.”

There are some derelict buildings from the former laundry still on the site, which would be demolished if planning permission was granted.

The complex would have 36 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments, connected by heated corridors.

Artists impressions give an indication of how the building would look.

McCarthy Stone says it hopes to begin construction as soon as possible.

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The site is bordered on its other sides by Aldi to the south, Wickes to the north and trees to the west.

A final decision will be made by the council next Wednesday.

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