THE FORMER site of a community hall in Coventry is set for 12 new houses.
Land on Ansty Road, close to St Margaret’s Park, will be redeveloped for a small housing estate following approval by Coventry City Council.
Developer Esprit Land hopes to build seven three bedroom houses and five four bedroom houses plus a new access road.
Original proposals for 14 homes were knocked back by the City Council, but this week (September 2), it approved the homes plan.
Part of a house at 61 Ansty Road would be demolished to build an access road to the site.
Currently scrubland, according to City Council records it was the site of the Wheatsheaf Boat Club. Caravans were stored on the land, before the club’s hall was demolished in 2013.
Over 60 residents signed a petition to councillors called for the plans to be thrown out, with concerns over loss of trees and house overlooking neighbouring properties.
Recommending the proposals for approval, planning officers said: “The layout is considered to sit comfortably within its context and will not result in any significant impact upon neighbour amenity, highway safety or ecology.”