Tower Block Development Goes Back To The Drawing Board
The developers of three tower blocks in Nottingham have made “significant changes” to the plans after councillors sent them back to the drawing board over concerns about the design.
A 22-storey tower, housing 163 apartments, and two smaller blocks had been proposed on the site of a number of industrial units at the junction of Queen’s Road and London Road.
However concerned councillors stopped the plans in their tracks at a Nottingham City Council planning meeting in October.
They said inadequate architecture, decoration, design and the need for a better contribution to the city skyline were reasons to defer them.
The larger tower would be home to 163 ‘buy-to-rent’ apartments, while a smaller nine-storey block would contain 75 apartments, and another 12-storey block would have enough room for 406 students.
The plans, submitted by planning and development consultancy Lichfields and designed by architecture and client advisory practice Consarc, had been recommended for approval.
But they were unanimously deferred following a vote by councillors.
The developers have now submitted revised proposals for the entire scheme, including alterations to one of the smaller blocks so improvements to the wider landscape come as part of the first phase of the development.
The second phase, which includes the 22-storey tower, will come back to the planning committee in 2023, pending a detailed review.