Residents invited to share views on proposals for new homes in Berry Hill and Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Residents and the wider community are being invited to comment on proposals for new homes in Berry Hill and Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Nottinghamshire County Council is proposing to bring forward planning applications for approximately 235 new homes on land south of Cauldwell Road, Berry Hill, Mansfield, and approximately 320 new homes on land east of Sutton Parkway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Both sites are owned by the Council and form part of a county-wide drive to create much-needed new housing in sustainable locations.
Funding has been secured from Homes England as part of the Local Authority Accelerated Construction Fund to help bring these sites forward for development and provide the necessary infrastructure.
In addition to the new homes, which include affordable housing, the proposals would provide a range of facilities for residents to enjoy. These include children’s play areas, a potential community garden / orchard as well as improved pedestrian and cycle links with the surrounding area.
Sustainability will also be a key focus and both developments would have an all-electric approach with homes heated by air source heat pumps and the capacity for electrical vehicle charging.
People can find out more about the proposals and the public consultation, or provide feedback through an online survey, by visiting the project websites:
There are also online residents’ meetings being held about each of the proposals, where residents will hear from a member of the project team and will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Details of these are outlined below:
People can also book a place by calling Freephone 0800 470 1079 or writing to FREEPOST NCC CONSULT. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Councillor Keith Girling, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Economic Development and Asset Management Committee, said:
“I’m pleased that we are bringing forward these proposals, which will mean hundreds of much-needed new homes for the local area. We are keen to hear everyone’s views before we finalise our plans, and I would encourage anyone who wants to share their thoughts on this to take part in the residents’ meetings or give us their feedback by using the project websites.
These proposals are just part of our plans for building new communities and growing our county’s economy, making Nottinghamshire a better place to live as we emerge from the pandemic. This includes the nearby development at Lindhurst which will provide 1,700 new properties, including 170 affordable homes.”
Newsletters summarising the proposals are being delivered to residents and businesses closest to the proposed sites and residents without online access can telephone or write to the project team. The consultation is running until 25 July 2021.
These proposals are being delivered by Arc on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.