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Plans submitted to convert Electricity Sports and Social Club building on Kings Road, Newark, into apartments




Plans have been submitted to turn a former social club into apartments near the town centre has been submitted to the district council.

Applicants, Billy Morris Properties Ltd, plan to develop the former Staythorpe Electricity Sports and Social Club building on Kings Road, Newark.

The development would see a change of use and conversion of the former chapel, which was last used as a social club, into eight apartments.

The former Staythorpe Electricity Sports and Social Club building on Kings Street, Newark. (46722438)
The former Staythorpe Electricity Sports and Social Club building on Kings Street, Newark. (46722438)

Planning consultant George Machin, of GraceMachin Planning and Property, said the site was one of a number of residential conversations completed by the applicants.

"The building was last occupied in 2016 when, with dwindling membership and a lack of financial viability, the social club closed its doors," said Mr Machin.

"Since that date, the building has remained vacant and there has been no appetite for anyone to take up occupancy of the building."

The proposed conversion of the building would see eight new apartments, five of which would be two bedroom units while three would offer one bedroom.

Mr Machin said there would be no need to materially alter or extend the external fabric of the building.

"This is a carefully designed and sensitive proposed conversion that will deliver a development of real quality, as well as the provision of much needed new housing to the town centre," he said.

"Approval of the development by Newark and Sherwood District Council would ensure that the building is brought back into use and it would be able to make a very positive contribution to the local area and street scene."



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