Plans for more than 40 homes on site in Edwalton


It’s the latest in a long line of developments in the suburb

More than 40 homes could be built on a site at the edge of Edwalton.

A planning application has been put in to build 42 new homes and convert two barns into homes off Melton Road near Wheatcroft Garden Centre and Business Park.

The developer, Bellway Homes Limited, will also demolish the existing building on the site, a Victorian farmhouse.

The design and access statement submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council said the homes will be a mix of two, three and five-bedroom houses, with one or two-bedroom apartments.

Also, 30 percent of the homes will be ‘affordable’.

Planning permission has already been granted for a separate housing development, of 1,500 dwelling, on nearby Landmere Lane, while an Aldi could also be built nearby.

Up to 600 homes could also be built on a site on Sharp Hill Wood on Melton Road.

Dennis Adams, 86, who lives nearby, said residents had fought against the development of the area for years.

“With 1,500 houses being built around here it can just as well be 1,542,” he said.

“There is going to be a lot more traffic, it is too much.

“We fought the development round here for years. At the moment you can look out the back garden and see the sun set over fields, it’s very sylvan, but that is going to be housing.”

However, residents who have recently moved to new homes in the area welcomed the plans.

Scott Russell, 40, a dad who works in the restaurant industry and lives on the nearby Barratt Homes development, said: “It is a good thing, there is not enough housing. A lot of people want to move here, it is a nice area but it is expensive.

“You have got to be realistic.

“We were lucky to get a property here.”

Francis Wang, 47, a dad-of-two and education consultant, was the first person to move in to the new Barratt Homes development in April last year.

He said: “For us of course these developments are a good thing. You have to find somewhere to live, and houses are hard to find here because the schools are good.”


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