Old Eastwood school could become homes

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An old Eastwood primary school could be converted into 24 new homes if a planning application is approved.

If the plans are approved, the main building former Eastwood Infant and Junior School on Devonshire Drive could be turned into 19 residential apartments for residents aged over 55, the nursery would be a three-bedroom house and four bungalows would be constructed on the site.

The planning application, submitted by Swallow Hill Homes this month, details that the current nursery would be converted into a detached house with three bedrooms, one bathroom and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.

Four brand new semi-detached dormer bungalows could also be built on the site, each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The main school building would become a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, and lifts would be installed for less mobile residents.

These plans would also see a reduction in the number of parking spaces on the site from 50 spaces to 40.

The plans are currently being considered by Broxtowe Borough Council so a decision could be made early next month.