Next steps for Kimberley brewery site

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More plans for new homes have been submitted for the historic brewery site in Kimberley which is to be converted into a housing complex.

As part of the former Hardy and Hansons brewery site, land across the road from the main building could see the construction of 22 brand new three and four-bedroom houses.

The plans also propose the conversion of the old brewery offices at 4 and 6 Hardy Street to become four two-story apartments.

Sales and Land Manager Simon Midgley from developers Fairgrove Homes said that they had designed the homes so they would match the heritage of the brewery site.

He added: “These new homes are part of the bigger brewery development which will see an influx of houses to Kimberley over the next few years.

“We hope to put in the road for Hardy Close as soon as the planning application is approved and to begin building the houses there by March.

Chairman of Kimberley Town Council David Nunn said that he thought the plans would be a ‘sensible development’.

He added: “It means more houses off the core strategy total for Kimberley and they are more homes which will not be built on Greenbelt land.

Plans were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council for the conversion of the main brewery buildings back in October after more than a year of discussions with residents.

Those plans for 122 homes had been very controversial as they involve the demolition of the malting house, but as the the project has been approved building work will begin in June.