Go ahead secured for two residential schemes in Nottingham

The Crescent Nottingham

UK residential and commercial property developer Godwin Developments has today (Wednesday 16 December) secured planning consent from Nottingham City Council’s planning committee for the construction of 102 family homes in the Bulwell area in the city.

The mix of two- and three-bedroom properties will be delivered across two neighbouring developments with a combined land size of 5.2 acres. Both sites are currently vacant and are set to be restored for community use after nearly a decade of being disused.

The Maple Fields development, which will be built on the site of the former Henry Mellish School on Kersall Drive, will contain a total of 57 homes, while the Crescent scheme – situated on the previous Piccadilly Playing Field – will provide an additional 45 dwellings to the local area.

Residents will have easy access to a range of nearby amenities, including supermarkets, a doctor’s surgery, home and retail outlets, eateries, a nursery and primary and secondary schools. The new schemes are also located near well-serviced bus routes and are just a 10-minute walk from Bulwell Train Station, which offers regular services into Nottingham and further afield.

Both developments have been amended after feedback from councillors and residents to incorporate new materials and a colour palette that better reflect the character of the local area. Additional planting, better defined community gateways and improved shared road surfaces have also been included to provide for more sustainable and attractive schemes.

Gurdeep Gill, associate director at Godwin Developments, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning permission for both sites. The developments will support the regeneration of the local area, enhance the provision of high-quality homes in Bulwell and improve local infrastructure. We are also pleased to confirm that these schemes will deliver a higher proportion of affordable homes for the local community than required by planning policy.

“We wish to thank Nottingham City Council’s planning department for working closely with us to shape these proposals and the councillors for giving us the green light to take them to the next stage.

“We would also like to thank the award winning architects CPMG, who designed the scheme, RG+P for project managing the development and Rodgers Leask for expert engineering advice throughout.” 

James Mulcare, land director at Godwin Developments, added: “We are extremely pleased to have secured planning approval for both these suburban housing sites, having worked closely with Nottingham City Council and its planning department during the development process.

“Both schemes align well with our core suburban development principles, which aim to provide high-quality homes for families with a wider choice of tenures and help to improve local communities in key regional cities such as Nottingham.”

Throughout the approximate two-year construction period, the developments are set to create over 300 temporary jobs and contribute in excess of £150,000 to the local community and infrastructure.

This announcement follows news of Godwin Development’s planning approval of another residential scheme in Doncaster, which will see the creation of 60 Build-to-Rent homes and strengthens further the developers’ UK-wide pipeline of the business which currently includes over 2,000 residential units.

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