Voice your views on plan for 200 houses in Eastwood

The former Beamlight Automotive factory
The former Beamlight Automotive factory

Plans for up to 200 houses on a former factory site in Eastwood will go under public scrutiny at a consultation night.

Regeneration specialist St Modwen is behind the project at the former Beamlight factory off the A610.

The scheme could also create up to 300 jobs during the construction process.

But so far there is no planning application submitted and this will not go in until residents have had their say on the scheme next Tuesday (May 6) from 3pm to 6.45pm at Dora Phillips Hall, Wood Street, Eastwood.

It offers a chance to view the proposals for the Beamlight factory, which is no longer fit for pupose. Some of the 70-year-old buildings on the ‘brownfield’ site have already been demolished.

There will also be a chance to meet the St Modwen team and ask questions on subjects ranging from the sypoes of houses to plans to deal with extra traffic.

DavidDodge, senior development surveyor at St Modwen,said: “The development will support approximately 300 jobs during the construction phase of the project and will deliver muchneeded new homes tothe area. This will help to meet future housing requirements in the borough and relieve pressure to release land in the Greenbelt.

“Consulting with the public is an important part of the planning process and we would like local residents and interested parties to attend this consultation, to give us their comments and feedback on the development, prior to us submitting a planning application.”

The former Beamlight factory specialised in making car seats. With its entrance on Newmanleys Road, it closed down in 2012 after a contractual dispute with a major customer. It has stood empty ever since.

The proposal site is split into two plots of 13.38 and 3.7 acres, which are split by Newmanleys Road.

Previously Cllr Keith Longdon, an Eastwood representative on Notts County Council, has said he is pleased by plans to build on ‘brownfield’ sites.