Huge Nottingham residential schemes to get green light

Plans to build over 600 apartments and seven commercial units on derelict sites in Nottingham are set to be given the go-ahead by Nottingham City Council.

The first scheme, at the former Forest Mill site on Alfreton Road, will be built in phases, with 81 flats and the commercial units to receive full planning permission, while an outline plan to build 229 more units on the site will get outline planning permission.

310 more homes will be built at Radford Mill, on the north side of Ilkeston Road between Garden Street and Norton Street.

The schemes are a joint venture between Maryland Securities and Forest Investments, and are set to ceate 650 jobs during construction and an additional 100-plus permanent jobs in various sectors while injecting £124m during construction and £26m from retail and other sectors to the economy.

Maryland’s Jacob Jebreel told last November: “We are delighted to be bringing forward this high quality mixed use project and look forward to progress this scheme with the local authority.”

Forest Mill was originally built as a lace factory. In 1950 Thackeray & Sons closed it down as the demand for lace declined and a failure to upgrade equipment to modern standards leading to its closure in the 1960s.