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Former Netherfield restaurant could become homes


A planning application has been submitted to transform a former restaurant in Netherfield into new accommodation.

The proposals submitted to Gedling Borough Council would see the ground floor of the former Fire and Spice restaurant in Victoria Road being turned into nine-bedroomed shared apartment.

The first and second floor currently consist of six-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.

In the planning application submitted by owner Fariba Sezavar, reads: “Mrs Sezavar had a number of short term tenants in the restaurant. The tenants cannot make the business work in this location which has meant there have been a lot of tenants in a short amount of time. Each one of the tenants has defaulted on their rent leaving Mrs Sezavar short on rent and with a vacant ground floor restaurant.

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“The residential accommodation at first and second floor level however is very successful as many people in this area are looking for affordable accommodation.

“We believe the ground floor could create residential accommodation that is desired in this area and keep this building relevant to the community it serves.

The restaurant, which won favourable reviews from local customers, closed back in June.

A decision on the application is expected shortly.

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