Plans for new homes near historic Nottinghamshire cottage denied

Plans for new homes near a historic cottage that once housed a 19th-century artist should be turned down by councilors.

In April, a decision on the application for up to three new homes to the rear of Ullyats Cottage was postponed by the Newark and Sherwood District Council Planning Committee.

Opponents argue the building has historical significance because Victorian artist and illustrator Kate Greenaway grew up in the cottage in Fiskerton Road, Rolleston.

The Nottinghamshire county candidate also wants to realign a public footpath as part of the plan, which Rolleston Parish Council opposed.

The bid site was officially part of a Nottinghamshire County Council smallholding.

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But officers are recommending councilors deny the request at a May 10 planning meeting.

Ward Member Councilor Roger Blaney (Con) called the request to a planning committee because of the “too intensive development”.

The local parish council said: ‘The proposals were deemed to represent an overly intensive development of the site which would also adversely impact the setting and viability of the adjacent property, Ullyats Cottage, which is of significant local historical and cultural significance.

‘Wider concerns have also been raised about insufficient secure parking, loss of trail amenity and provision of adequate service.’

Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust (NBPT) also objected to the plans and added that ‘land development would also have a detrimental effect on the amenity of the cottage’.

They said: “The loss of this open space and the effect on the existing public footpath, hedgerow and wildlife is unacceptable.”

Neighbors also commented on Ullyats Cottage’s ‘historical significance’ and raised concerns about wildlife impacts, parking and loss of privacy.

A decision on the plans will be made on May 10.

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