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New proposal for Nottingham housing development

The first images in the form of an artistic impression have been revealed of a potential new housing development in Nottingham.

Nottingham Post reports an application is currently being put together by Oxalis Planning, which represents several landowners in the south of Clifton, to build 3,000 new homes.

Should permission be granted, the new village, set to be known as Fairham Pastures, will also include two new primary schools, a number of sports fields, a community centre and land for employment opportunities.

Ben Holmes, director of Oxalis Planning, said: "The scheme has a significant amount of landscaping and there will be a full mix of housing types within the development."

Walking and cycling routes could also feature as part of the project, as well as open spaces and a park and woodland area.

A consultation between residents who live close to the new development will begin next week (April 24th).

It is likely the plans will have opponents as many are not keen to see the countryside converted into a residential area.

David Briggs, a local of Kingston on Soar, said: "Most sensibly-minded people can see the stupidity of trashing the green-belt countryside for housing development.

"Is it so difficult for them to focus on those vast areas of brownfield scrubland tips that continue to blight the area?"

Chris Gibson, a councillor in Clifton, also raised concerns about the proposals, claiming it contains too many houses.

He added the recent widening of the A453 did not take into account a further 3,000 homes in the area.

Meanwhile, a project to build 2,000 homes in Milton Keynes has received a boost following the news of a new partnership.

MKWeb reports Barratt Home, a national housebuilder, will work alongside Places for People to deliver the properties.


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