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09/05/2019

Homes England acquires land for housing in Rushcliffe

Words: Laura Edgar
Fairham / Rushcliffe Borough Council

Government ‘housing accelerator’ Homes England has acquired 250 acres of land in Rushcliffe to help to deliver 3,000 homes and 100,000 square metres of employment space.

The site, knows as Fairham, is 605 acres in total. Homes England will work with the other landowners – CWC and Rushcliffe Borough Council – to deliver the project over the next 10 years.

Stephen Kinsella, executive director for land at Homes England, said: “Homes England is committed to working creatively with local authorities that have clear growth ambitions and we have worked closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council to ensure this site is unlocked to deliver new homes in an area of high affordability."

Acquired through the government’s £1.3 billion Land Assembly Fund, Homes England wants to accelerate the delivery of site by providing a loan for infrastructure to CWC. Kinsella explained that Homes England and CWC would work together as master developers to deliver the primary infrastructure to create a high-quality, sustainable urban extension.

Dave Mitchell, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s executive manager for communities, said: “Rushcliffe has been working hard to deliver its local plan, which commits to building 13,150 new homes by 2028. Delivery of the Fairham site is essential to our ability to maintain the momentum required, whilst is it is also a strategically important site locally, regionally and nationally for Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and ourselves.

“We will now look forward and remain committed to working closely with Homes England and CWC to ensure the delivery of a high-quality scheme that continues to enhance the attractiveness of Rushcliffe as a great place to live and work.”

Image credit | Rushcliffe Borough Council

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