Plans approved for new homes at Annesley Miners Welfare site

Cllr Rachael Maddon

Plans for the development of the Annesley Miners Welfare site have been approved by Ashfield District Council’s Planning Committee.

Having been derelict for ten years the former Annesley Miner welfare building is set to be demolished to make way for housing. The plans include 44 houses, one flat and a sports pitch, all set within a well designed scheme with sustainable urban drainage.

Cllr Rachael Maddon, District Councillor for Annesely & Kirkby Woodhouse says: “After more than ten years it is great to see the site will be redeveloped. It is a gateway into the District and is currently an eye sore that doesn’t give a great impression to those entering the district.”

The Council will now work with the owners to ensure that development starts at the earliest opportunity.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said: “We are delighted to have approved this scheme. The site is one of the key gateways into Ashfield, and the approval of the scheme and its associated infrastructure means that an area will be developed into much needed housing.

“We look forward to the owners bringing the site forward and will work with them to ensure this happens as quickly as possible, there is a condition this has to be within the next three years.”