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Stapleford church to be turned into flats for Vulnerable people

14th January 2015 Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham Evening Post Tags: , 0 Comments

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Vulnerable people will be able to move into a redeveloped church – despite concerns from local people.

On Wednesday night Broxtowe Borough Council gave permission for 11 flats to be built on the site in Antill Street, Stapleford.

The project was put forward by homelessness charity Framework and despite worries from the County Council’s highways department over the decision not to allocate any parking the project was approved.

Resident Fiona McCreddin spoke of Antill Street resident said: “I don’t see how objections from the county council and residents locally can be overlooked.

“I have lived on the street since 1995 and the parking is already horrendous.

“It is very presumptions to presume the residents will not have cars.”

“This development will not improve the character or quality of the street or town.”

In total 18 letters of rejection were submitted stating objections.

Councillor Iris White voted in favour of the development.**

The Stapleford representative said: “The car parking in the area is adequate because there is a car park at the bottom of Antill Street.

“We are legally bound to treat each resident fairly and I cannot see any grounds not to grant permission.”

Framework described the new homes as “move on accommodation” for people who need less support than others.

Head of property development Adam Jacobs from the charity said: “This is not a hostel or rehabilitation centre as some people have suggested.

“The flats will be occupied by individuals who have been carefully vetted and risk assessed by Framework as having the skill to manage this type of tenancy.”

By Dan Russell Nottingham Post 

** As Did Lib Dem Leader Councillor Dave Watts, his behaviour and attitude towards fellow Councillors was disgusting and calling people “Bigots” on Twitter is not acceptable behaviour of Councillors. The least he could do is apologise to Councillors Ray Darby and John McGrath who both spoke up on behalf of the local residents of Stapleford who along with a 250 name petition have been completely ignored.

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