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Development of 17 homes on Barnby Road, Newark, refused planning permission by Newark and Sherwood District Council

A housing development has been refused planning permission for a second time.

Plans to build 17 homes following the removal of Grove bungalow and existing outbuildings on the south side of Barnby Road, Newark, were refused by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

A 19-home development on the same site was refused in August due to concerns of over-intensification and drainage.

Barnby Road, Newark (43218870)
Barnby Road, Newark (43218870)

The council’s planning committee was told those concerns remained.

Mathew Skinner, a Beacon ward councillor, said he could not support the application by Richmond and Pritchett, saying the road infrastructure was insufficient.

He said: “I recognise the applicant is making some compromise. However, I cannot accept this by just removing two units.

“I say this reluctantly, but Newark Town Council is right in what they are saying — it is over-intensive.”

Sue Saddington said she was surprised the site would take 17 houses given the narrow road.

The council also heard the drainage was still reliant on the use of third-party land, and no progress had been made.

It was rejected by six votes to five.

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