Application to demolish site for 12 flats

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A developer wants to demolish offices and storage buildings of an old builders yard to turn the site into modern flats.

Amber Valley Borough Council has received a planning application from Malik Holdings Domestic Limited to level the site in Church Street, Heanor, to the ground and replace it with 12 one-bedroomed flats.

Agent Mike Reade, of Redmak Architecture and Urban Design state, acting on behalf of the developer in the design and access statement: “The development aims to provide for much needed one bedroom accommodation near to the town centre.”

The proposal includes parking for 12 cars.

The design and access statement continues: “The development is divided into four ‘houses’ with each ‘house’ containing three flats, one on each floor .

“Each ‘house’ has its own front door and individual shared stairwell.

“The design of the development intends to allude to the surrounding terrace housing form. Each ‘house’ form is further exaggerated by a raised, front parapet wall, behind which would be placed an array of Photovoltaic panels which would serve the flats below.”

The premises would be built out of a mixture of off-white render and grey blockwork, with windows and doors made out of grey aluminium.

The proposed development would back onto a wooded area.

To view the application search for reference ‘AVA/2015/0084’ on the planning section of the Amber Valley Borough Council website,