300 jobs to be created after residential scheme finally gets green light

How the new scheme will look

Some 300 jobs are set to be created after developer Godwin Developments was finally permission from Nottingham City Council’s planning committee to build 102 homes in the Bulwell area in the city.

The mix of two- and three-bedroom properties will be built across two neighbouring developments with a combined land size of 5.2 acres. Both sites have been vacant for a decade.

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 houses.

The planning committee had previously asked for design alterations to be made to the houses before they would wave through the plans.

Both developments have been amended 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 in terms of a Section 106 agreement.

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