The Rushcliffe Core Strategy identifies the need for a minimum of 13,150 new homes to be built in the Borough between 2011 and 2028.
To achieve this, development is being delivered and planned on six strategic sites at Cotgrave, Bingham, RAF Newton, Gamston, Edwalton and Land South of Clifton.
In July 2014 an Outline Planning Application (reference 14/01417/OUT) was received for the Land South of Clifton, now known as “Fairham” development comprising:
- residential developments with up to a maximum of 3,000 homes
- 20 hectares of employment development
- retail development/local centre
- community buildings
- leisure uses including sports and playing pitches
- primary school
- gypsy and traveller pitches
- access to the site, new roads, footpaths and cycleways
- green infrastructure including a new community park
The outline planning application was determined by the Council’s Planning Committee on the 25 January 2018 with a resolution to grant conditional permission subject to a section 106 agreement being completed.
The site is complex and split across a number of landowners who are working together as a consortium to bring the development forward.
Its challenges include its size, highway considerations, the position alongside Nottingham City Council’s boundary and other factors such as infrastructure and flooding.
Progress is being made on site and the planned start on site for the required infrastructure in early 2020 remains in place. Work so far includes:
- Completion of required surveys and work ready for submission of reserved matters applications. These applications will cover details of layout, scale, appearance, landscape and access.
- Appointment of the consultancy team including award winning architects Robert Adam and Fira Landscaping
- Advanced discussions with a number of businesses interested in locating on the site who will deliver a range of jobs.
- Advanced discussions with a number of high quality house builders who could be appointed to build out different phases of the housing.
- Nottingham City Council led work on the production of a business case to try and secure Transforming Cities Funding for the extension of the tram into the development
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