Bid to build 11 new houses

An application to demolish a bungalow and build 11 new homes in Ripley has been received by Amber Valley council.

The two-story, two bedroom homes are designed to cover a floor space of 70 sq metres each and will be social housing.

The 2,180 sq metre site west of 66 Norman Road is currently occupied by a domestic garden and one empty bungalow, which is estimated to have been built in the 1950s and said to be ‘approaching a state of disrepair.’

A design and access statement, on behalf of applicant Mr T Griffiths, of Griffiths Services & Developments, Codnor Park, said: “There are no protected species and wild life habitats on the site and the ground is not thought to be contaminated.

“The development objectives are for the applicant to work alongside Amber Valley in providing a much required need for social housing. Pre-application advice discussions have been carried out with the Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council highways and a scheme of social housing is considered to be achievable.”

There is an existing site access which will be retained but modified to suit current highway standards. The application is a departure from the Development Plan and a decision is anticipated on November 5 under Delegated Powers.