New homes set for Ripley and Heanor

NRHNBE111021g1, Demolition of the Cross keys pub, Derby road Heanor.
NRHNBE111021g1, Demolition of the Cross keys pub, Derby road Heanor.

New homes will be built in Ripley and Heanor if plans are approved by Amber Valley Borough Council in the new year.

Recent planning applications submitted to the authority include a re-submission of a previous application that was approved for the site of the former Cross Keys pub on Derby Road in Heanor. Work has already begun to build seven houses on the land.

A planning application which was put in by an Isle of Man-based company in 2011 was approved in February 2012 .

The re-submitted application has been submitted by Ripley-based developer Fairbuild Renovations Ltd.

The pub was bulldozed in November 2011. This led the Labour group on Amber Valley Borough Council to call for an enquiry into the destruction of the pub as they felt it had been done without the correct permission. But developers felt it was a target for anti-social behaviour.

A decision on the re-submitted application, which includes a 116-page coal report, is expected to be made by the council’s planning committee on February 2.

Other applications up for discussion include an application for three new houses at Laceyfields Road in Heanor.

Twelve new homes are proposed for land known as Greenhillocks on Peasehill Road in Ripley. Nottingham-based Langridge Homes Limited have submitted the application and a decision is expected by March.

It would see the homes built on land at the back of homes on Church Farm Road, a recent development that was also built by Langridge.