Go-ahead given to police station apartment transformation plans

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Plans to turn Carlton Police Station on Cavendish Road in Carlton, Nottinghamshire have been approved by Gedling Borough Council.

The Carton Police Station is currently vacant.

The plans from Tameway (Midlands) for the development consist of 3 main elements. The first involves the conversion of the existing police station into 42, one bed, apartments and the demolition of the existing external courtyard.

The second will see a three storey apartment block built, containing 24 units with 6 two bed apartments and 18 one bed apartments.

Finally a three storey office building will be constructed, providing a gross
internal floorspace of approximately 246sqm.

90 car parking spaces are to be provided, 70 of which will be for the apartments and 20 for the office.

A document released by the council prior to the final decision on the develoment stated: “The proposed development would not cause harm to the vitality and viability of the Carlton Square local centre, would be of an acceptable design and appearance, would not cause undue harm to residential amenity, would not be detrimental to the surrounding highway network or highway safety and would be acceptable in flood risk terms.

“The proposal would not be viable if the required planning obligations are provided however, in the overall planning balance it is considered that this is outweighed by the fact that the development would bring a vacant site in a prominent location back into use, that it would provide residential and office accommodation in a sustainable location and that it would contribute to the Council’s 5 year housing land supply.”