A wide-range of projects were applied for and given the go ahead last week in Nottingham. There were a pair of stand-out major plans in the week ending March 25, which if granted would make a large mark on the city centre.
The two most significant were plans for hundreds of student flats near Nottingham train station, which would mean the demolition of three business places. As well as plans that revealed more details of a new school set to replace an old Nottingham City college site.
Elsewhere a unique Thai supermarket was given the go-ahead to set up in the city, a restauranteur plotted the creation of the cleverly named ‘Fryer Tuck’ takeaway inside a pub, and there was a proposal for a ‘basement bar’ at a city chippy.
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Businesses set to be knocked down for nearly 700 hundred flats near station
A plan to remove three businesses from a site to build hundreds of student and private flats has been put forward by developers. The units on Queen’s Road, near Nottingham railway station, would be transformed into a 406-bed space student accommodation block and two build-to-rent apartment buildings containing 245 flats, if new proposals are approved.
The site is currently occupied by United Carpets, used car sellers NottinghamCar.com and Magpie Security Ltd and all of these companies would have to relocate if the plans move forward. Despite concerns from one business boss, locals supported the new plans, citing the need for a “growing” city.
Details of new city centre school emerge as college demolished
Fresh details of a new school set to open on the site of a demolished Nottingham College campus were revealed last week. Bluecoat Trent Academy, which is due to open for the 2023/24 academic year, will replace the Clarendon building in Pelham Avenue, Nottingham.
The secondary school will include a teaching block with an adjoined sports hall, catering and dining facilities, the planting of new trees, games court areas and external learning space. There will also be student bicycle, visitor and staff car parking, servicing zone bin store and a secure boundary fencing.
The overall capacity of the new school will be 1200 pupils, with the anticipated annual intake being 240. Locals told Nottinghamshire Live that they would be pleased to see the old college demolished and the new school opened.
‘Fryer Tuck’ takeaway planned inside of city bar
The ‘Fryer Tuck’ takeaway could soon be operating out of Spankies in Goldsmith Street, after plans were submitted to Nottingham city council. Proposals include the creation of a new takeaway in part of the bar facing Talbot Street, with a new service window and ‘Fryer Tuck’ signs.
The applicant in the plans for the takeaway said he aimed to add to the city that he has “always loved” through the restaurant. And that the restaurant, named after Friar Tuck of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, would help keep the “spirit of Nottingham’s Robin Hood alive”.
Thai supermarket to come to city
A main city street will soon have a new Thai supermarket as one of its occupants, after plans were approved for a Zaap Thai Market store on Upper Parliament Street last week. Zaap Thai currently operates a street food restaurant at Bromley Place in Nottingham, which has won two Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards.
When asked by Nottinghamshire Live shoppers in Nottingham had previously welcomed the news and said that a new Thai supermarket could be a ‘good idea’. It is not yet known when the new market will open for business.
‘Basement bar’ at Lace Market chippy
Proposals have been put forward for the Lace Market Fish Bar, in Stoney Street, include a new seating area underneath the chippy. A space that the owner says is currently a redundant storage area in the fish bar’s basement could be turned into a bar facility, with stairs leading from the front of the shop to a lower floor.
In this basement there would be a bar with a service and preparation area, seating for customers, as well as toilets. This is a part of wider renovations, set out in three separate planning applications, for the chip shop. An application is also being made to replace the existing shopfront with a new “more aesthetically pleasing shopfront”, as well as for consent to display a new illuminated sign for the fish bar.