Approval for 22 homes in Eastwood behind primary school

Planned housing on Church Street, Eastwood.
Planned housing on Church Street, Eastwood.

Plans to build 22 new homes behind a primary school have been given the go-ahead despite flooding fears from residents.

The housing estate is set to be built on land behind Springbank Primary School on Church Street in Eastwood which had been set aside for housing in 2004.

Proposals submitted by Rippon Homes were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday October 8.

The new housing estate will comprise of three and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes.

Managing Director of Rippon Homes, Ian Dyke, said he was delighted to hear the plans had been approved.

He added: “We have worked closely with the council’s planners and we are delighted with the approved scheme, which we believe will bring attractive, high-quality new homes at realistic prices to Eastwood.

“The new homes have been designed to complement the architecture of existing properties in the town, whilst also creating an interesting and attractive street scene with off road parking to the homes.

“Our proposals will bring back into use a piece of land which has become overgrown.”

Rippon Homes is also set to make a contribution of £27,784 towards the provision of public open space near to the development as part of the Section 106 agreement for the site.

However, homeowners on Church Street had expressed their concerns about flooding which had been a problem with the proposed area of land before.

A resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “The area has flooded more than once already.”