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Newark Town Council's planning committee backs decision to see selective demolition and redevelopment in Yorke Drive estate

By Connor Thompson

Plans to build 330 new homes as part of the redevelopment of a Newark estate have been backed by town councillors.

Newark Town Council’s planning committee unanimously supported the decision that will see selective demolition and redevelopment in parts of the Yorke Drive estate.

The building of new mixed-tenure housing, community and recreational facilities on the neighbouring Lincoln Road Playing Field site are also part of the plans.

Demolition plan (6326427)
Demolition plan (6326427)

The plans went to Newark and Sherwood District Council’s policy and finance committee in December, where members voted to issue demolition notices to the 130 affected tenants of Yorke Drive and those in the vicinity of Lincoln Road Playing Fields.

They also approved the submission of an outline planning application for the scheme, the principles of the residents’ offer for financial compensation and the acquisition of properties that are not lived in by their owners.

In the town’s planning committee, Bridge ward councillor Mrs Gill Dawn, who represents the area affected, said she realised not all the Yorke Drive residents attended meetings and workshops, which made it hard to uphold continuous communication.

“More people went to the final meeting,” she said. “These were the people who had not participated in previous meeting and caused more of a fuss.

“They were unhappy. It’s safe to say now that those people have come to terms with it.

“They will get a new house, financial awards, and have seen the benefits of it.

“Already, Yorke Drive has a posh area and a poor area because only half the estate is being regenerated.”

The plans will go to the district council for a final decision.


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