At least 67,500 new homes are planned to be built in the county by 2032, providing homes for around 150,000 people – 10 percent of the current population.
It’s all part of the Government’s ambition, set in 2015, to build one million homes by 2020.
Rushcliffe was given the highest target of all the districts and boroughs in the county, and needs to find land for 13,000 houses over the next few years.
As part of this, it plans to build 3,000 houses at Fairham Pastures – the biggest new development in the county – on land south of Clifton, near the A453.
But all over the area, new estates and housing schemes are planned, from small-scale plots with five houses to massive new ‘garden villages’ around the new HS2 station at Toton.
Gedling Borough Council is well advanced with its target. Almost all of the houses which need to be built before 2028 have already been given permission.
The largest of these is the Chase Farm development on the former Gedling Colliery, where around 1,050 houses will be built.
Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth is the portfolio holder for growth and regeneration at Gedling Borough Council, and represents the Gedling ward for Labour.
She said their plan would “allow us to provide much-needed new homes, encourage economic growth and support regeneration”.
The total each area has to built is specified in a complex legal document called a Local Plan, which has to be approved by the Government.
The Gedling Local Plan was formally approved in the last few weeks.
Councillor Hollingsworth said: “The Local Planning Document addresses the key planning issues in Gedling borough and sets out a clear and locally distinctive vision for the future development of the borough.
“Thanks must go to our planning policy officers who have worked tirelessly to get this document adopted and to the residents who have had their say on what is, a hugely significant and important document that sets out the future development of the borough.”
Here we’ve outlined the areas in each part of Nottinghamshire where the houses will be built, as well as where the biggest new developments will be.
Some areas already have their local plans in place, while others are still being drawn up.
New homes by Local Authority:
Nottingham City Council: Within the city boundaries there are plans to build 17,150 between 2011 and 2028, and the city council is currently ahead of its target. Several sites are already under construction, including the former Bestwood Day Centre, (50 homes) Woodhouse Park, (241 homes) Chalfont Drive (345 homes) Radford Mill, Ilkeston Road (314 homes) Sandfield Centre, Derby Road (95 houses) Crocus Street, Canal Quarter (300 houses) Trent Lane Basin, Daleside Road (73 houses)
As well as the sites already being built, many more are in the pipeline. Some have already been given planning permission, such as 229 houses on the Forest Mill site, and the former Park Yacht Club site
Others have also been earmarked for development, including around 450 houses on the former Padstow School site. The Island site has also been set aside for development.
Rushcliffe Borough Council has the largest target of the districts and boroughs, of 13,150 by 2028. It originally appealed to the Government to have this number reduced, but was unsuccessful. The Fairham Pastures development will be the largest new development, with 3,000 houses.
As well as this, there are several new developments, outlined below, which were sent to Government for approval in the last few days. Cotgrave : Rear of Mill Lane 180 homes; South of Hollygate Lane 190 homes. East Leake : Land off Rempstone Road (north) 235 homes. Keyworth : Land off Nicker Hill 150 homes; Between Platt Lane and Station Road 190 homes; South of Debdale Lane 190 homes. Radcliffe-on-Trent : Land north of Bingham 150 homes; Shelford Road 400 homes; North of Grantham Road 240 dwellings. Ruddington; West of Wilford Road 130 homes; Opposite Mere Way 170 homes.
Ashfield District Council: There are plans to build 7,211 houses between 2017 and 2032 across Ashfield. The largest new estate it plans to build is known as ‘Mowlands’, which will see up to 1,650 houses built. There is also a plan to build on is the former Rolls Royce site in Hucknall, where 900 houses and a new £3.6 million school will be built. There are also plans for 480 on land south of Broomhill Farm.
Bassetlaw District Council is still in the process of drafting its local plan, so the targets are not yet set in stone. The figure it is currently working towards is 6,525 between 2019 and 2034.
Broxtowe Borough Council : A total of 7,249 new homes could be built across the borough by 2028 – 1,144 of which have already been built. The two largest new schemes will be at Toton and Chetwynd Barracks, where 1,000 houses will be built by 2028, and more are expected on each afterwards. Another 500 will also be built at Bramcote, while Awsworth will see 250, Stapleford 240 and Eastwood 200. The final details of Broxtowe’s Local Plan are not yet finalised though. It has been sent to the Government for final approval.
A spokesman for the council said: “We believe the Local Plan will help to provide Broxtowe with the housing it needs to thrive. We’re always happy to receive new planning applications as part of our commitment to providing a good quality affordable home for all residents of Broxtowe and look forward to the exciting new opportunities over the coming years.”
Gedling Borough Council : A total of 7,250 homes will be built across the borough as part of the council’s plans by 2028, though many of these have already been given planning permission, and some are already being built. These include the Chase Farm development, which will have around 1,050 houses.
Mansfield District Council: A total of 9,024 homes will be built across the district by 2033 – 4,147 of which already have planning permission already. Large developments are expected around the A617 Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route, which will include 1,700 houses and a range of new infrastructure.