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Thousands of new homes planned for Nottinghamshire

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Thousands of homes are being built across the county, with entire new estates being planned.

Each local council has been given strict targets it must meet, and across the county more than 65,000 homes need to be built in the next few years.

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We’ve had a look at where the biggest ones will be.

Fairham Pastures, near East Leake

The £750 million project covering 606 acres could potentially be the largest new development in the county, and one of the largest in the East Midlands.

Around 3,000 homes are expected to be built on land next to the A453 near the Clifton South park and ride, as well as new businesses, roads, footpaths, cycleways and ‘community buildings’.

Fairham Pastures
An aerial photo go the planned development area.

An extension to the tram route has also been proposed, and land through the site has been set aside should the tram upgrade go ahead.

The plans currently have ‘outline’ approval. This means exact details of the development have not been approved, but the new estate has been agreed ‘in principle’.

It is hoped the 100,000 sqm set aside for new and expanding businesses, and the 2,500 allocated for retail, could generate around 3,000 new jobs.

Waterside, Nottingham City

This could be the largest development in Nottingham for decades.

Plans are still in the early stages at the moment, but Nottingham City Council has laid out what it would like to see from developers there.

Hundreds of new homes would be built  north of the river, opposite West Bridgford and Lady Bay.

The authority’s hopes for the 27-hectare site, which runs along Meadow Lane and Daleside Road, on the north bank of the Trent include a riverside path, river crossing and 420-place primary school.

A large amount of the area would be ‘public realm’, meaning space for leisure, arts, cafes and restaurants, with the intention of making the area a destination for leisure, as well as housing.

Chase Farm

Over 1,000 homes will eventually be built here, on land which was once Gedling colliery.

Part of the old site has become Gedling Country Park, and now a mix of houses are set to cover more of the site.

Under planning conditions, the first tranche of the houses can be built now, but the second, larger tranche can only be built once the Gedling Access Road (GAR) is finished.

The £40 million 3.8km road has been approved, preparatory groundworks have started and the heavy construction work is expected to start early in the new year, before the road opens fully in 2020.

As well as the homes there will be a new primary school, health centre, local shops and public open space.

Unusually, some of the homes in the new development will be made off-site, and then transported on to the site.

Six homes, each designed to last 100 years, will be fabricated elsewhere and then lifted into place from the back of a lorry.

Teal Close

Nearby to Chase Farm is Teal Close, another significant new estate in Gedling.

Persimmon Homes has submitted a detailed application for a first phase of 204 new homes. The site has the potential to accommodate 830 dwellings.

The £96m project – which received outline planning permission in 2013 – includes plans for up to 18,000 sq metres of employment land, and up to 2,800 sq metres for retail, takeaway, non-residential institutions and leisure uses.

The development plans also suggest a community building could be built on the site, as well as a care home with up to 60 beds, a hotel with up to 150 beds, a primary school, sports pitches and public spaces.

Four new ‘garden villages’ across Notts and Derbys

There are plans to build four ‘garden villages’ around where the new High Speed 2 train station is expected to be.

Surrounding the new station would be a chain of “garden villages” in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, including at Chetwynd Barracks once it has closed and in Stanton, near Ilkeston.

Immediately next to the station would be an ‘innovation campus’, or spaces for businesses.

Lindhurst development

Built to the side of the recently-upgraded A617, around 1,700 houses will be built on land to the south of Mansfield.

Construction work is well underway, with new roads having been constructed.

The next phase of the development will see 23 hectares of land for business development, a community park, bus links, school, sports and other community facilities.

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