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PLANNING: Application submitted to split former Mapperley branch of Barclays into two separate units.

"Its just another empty unit that is an eyesore"

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A planning application has been submitted to Gedling Borough Council relating to an empty retail unit previously occupied by Barclays Bank at 17 Plains Road, Mapperley.

Barclays closed the branch on July 9, 2021; the property is believed to have been vacant since the closure.

The application has been submitted on behalf of Courtenay Investments Limited by GCP Chartered Architects has applied for permission to separate the existing retail unit into two separate units – a ground floor and second floor unit (Class E), to make amendments to shop frontages to suit new entrances required and an addition of a new delivery door to rear of unit and new escape stair to proposed first floor unit

Pictured: The former Barclays branch (GEDLING EYE)

There is no indication in the planning application as to the future use of the units. An amendment to the Town and Country Planning Regulations 2020 advises that uses under Class E planning include, but are not limited to – the display or retail supply of goods, sale of food and drink, financial services, professional services, indoor sport and health or medical services. Full legislative details can be accessed here

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A local resident said “Its just another empty unit that is an eyesore, just like the other bank after they closed that (TSB) and Greggs across the road. They shut up shop and leave the properties empty – I’m in support of anything that brings life back to the highstreet”

The property is currently being advertised to let by NG Chartered Surveyors on their website www.ng-cs.com.

Full details regarding planning application 0023/0300 can be found here

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  1. I agree with the shopper – the empty units look crap – two banks and a Greggs so whatever they do, as long as its occupied is fine.

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