Developers say it will ‘enhance the image’ of the area
A developer has submitted plans to build a block of nine apartments on a Derby street corner.
The work will transform what is currently a collection of businesses on the corner of Normanton Road and Belgrave Road.
It will add on two floors to the single-floored premises and be made out of red brick.
This will bring it to the same height of the surrounding buildings.
Each room will have a shower room with a toilet, a kitchenette and bedroom space.
They will range in size from 14 to 20 square metres and will have private cooking facilities.
A covered, secure cycle parking area and a refuse tip will be at the rear.
The developer said in its planning submissions: “The proposed scheme wishes to enhance the image of Belgrave Street and Normanton Road being a vacant, abandoned area to a living space, therefore improving the overall street.
“With approval of the proposal it would encourage residential uses and to other occupants encouraging investment and renovation work to take place on the other vacant properties in the local area.”