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70 eco-homes in Rushcliffe village get green light

Housebuilder William Davis Homes has been given the go-ahead to build 70 eco-friendly homes in the popular Nottinghamshire village of Sutton Bonington.


Rushcliffe Borough Council has approved a planning application for the development, which will have a strong focus on energy saving and the environment. 


By exceeding the requirements of current building regulations, the site’s carbon dioxide emissions will be 75% lower and energy use will be cut by 42% kilowatt hours – equivalent to almost 80,000 average washing machine cycles. 

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David Dodge, Development Director for William Davis, said: “We’re delighted that planning permission has been granted for this scheme. 


“We are particularly pleased to create a range of homes which have a rural setting, but are served by high-speed broadband and are exceptional in their energy efficiency.”


The plans for land off Park Lane, on the southern edge of the village, have been shaped by consultation with the parish council, borough council and local residents, alongside input from the previous landowner and an independent design review. 


The site will have a range of dwellings, designed to suit the character of Sutton Bonington. There are 49 three, four and five-bedroom homes – plus a range of affordable one and two-bedroom apartments, two bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom houses. 




Special features include:


  • A tree-lined entrance avenue 
  • A higher proportion of public open space – with a central green and other areas for recreation and leisure, and areas set aside to support biodiversity
  • A community orchard, where local residents will be able to pick apples, pears, walnuts and cherries
  • A new village pond incorporating a pedestrian boardwalk
  • Solar panels and electric car charging points for all properties
  • A series of embedded  energy-saving measures, giving homes the highest A efficiency rating (the national average is D)
  • Full fibre to all properties, for ultrafast broadband connectivity


In consultation with local councils, William Davis will also create a new traffic calming gateway into Sutton Bonington at the entrance to the development. 


David Dodge added: “Sutton Bonington is a beautiful village. We look forward to achieving our vision of a development which fits in with the existing community, while enhancing the environment and adding to the richness of local life.”


William Davis is currently building and selling homes across ten developments in the East and West Midlands.  


The company recently secured the housebuilding industry’s gold standard ‘5 star’ status for the seventh year in row – confirming its reputation for excellent customer service. 


William Davis has been supported through the Sutton Bonington design and planning process by specialist consultancy Pegasus Group. 


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