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Outline approval for 3,000 homes in Nottinghamshire

Words: Laura Edgar
Fairham Pastures / Rushcliffe Borough Council

Councillors on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s planning committee have granted outline planning permission for up to 3,000 homes at Fairham Pastures on the A453.

The site is located to the south of Clifton and has been identified in the Rushcliffe Borough Council Local Plan, which outlines a requirement for 13,500 homes in the borough of the next 10 years.

The application also comprises 100,000 square metres of employment land, which has the potential to create 2,500 jobs, as well as deliver new shops, community buildings and a new primary school.

Roger Upton, portfolio holder for housing and planning, said: “This major strategic site will help to provide much-needed housing for Rushcliffe and contribute towards a viable five-year housing supply required by central government.

“It will also deliver more employment opportunities to this part of Rushcliffe and the surrounding area.

“We want high-quality housing and good-quality jobs in this new ‘gateway’ development.

“In reaching the decision, the planning committee took into account all of the views of those who spoke and who commented in prior consultations following the initial submission in 2014.”

Upton added that sports pitches, children’s play areas, a community park and woodland and tree planting form part of this development, too.

According to the application, the 3,000 homes will be a mix of one to five-bedroom homes, including townhouses and detached units.

Developer CWC Group, based in Derbyshire, and its landowner consortium partners have said they want to include a number of apartments and bungalows if further research indicates a need for these. Affordable housing levels will comprise a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership. The requirement has been set at a minimum of 10 per cent, but talks are continuing to raise this level if possible.

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