A number of controversial planning applications were rejected yesterday at a meeting of the Gedling Borough Council planning committee.
Plans for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Netherfield and a car wash in Carlton which had been submitted for approval were turned down during the meeting held virtually which can be watched online: https://youtu.be/uJ8chWR5tmI
A plan had been submitted to construct a car wash on derelict land on Burton Road in Carlton next to the Inn For a Penny pub but this was rejected during the call.
Councillor Peter Barnes told the committee:”It’s not the right place for it. It’s not the right place for this kind of business and I can’t support this.”
Councillor Barbara Miller said: “An awful lot of people use the recreational ground and this isn’t ideal; they should plant some trees and support climate change.”
14 councillors rejected the amendment to a previous planning application and one supported it.
Two planning applications to create HMOs in Netherfield were also rejected.
Parking was a major concern raised by residents and councillors on the call.
Plans had been submitted to create an HMO on Meadow Road in Netherfield and also on Ashwell Street.
A statement was read our by local resident Clare Selwood.
She wrote “Netherfield doesn’t have a great external reputation but there is a great sense of community.”
She said that the fact that the planning officer was recommending is rthat that residents use a nearby public car park if space was ‘hilarious’
Both applications were quickly turned down by councillors.
The HMOs could still still go ahead but on a smaller scale than the developers wanted.