Second housebuilder signs up for new £800m Nottingham neighbourhood

Martyn Pask, managing director at Redrow and Thomas Clowes, director at Clowes Developments
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Redrow East Midlands has been revealed as the second company set to develop new homes at Fairham, the new £800m neighbourhood on the outskirts of Nottingham.

Redrow has submitted a planning application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for 93 new homes on Phase 1 of the development, situated off Nottingham Road to the north of the 606-acre site. The scheme will include one- to five-bedroom houses with front and rear gardens built across a number of streets and cul de sacs, with 10% being affordable homes.

Subject to planning consent, Redrow is looking to start work on site before the end of this year, with delivery of the first homes available in 2022.

This will be the very first phase of 3,000 new homes at Fairham, to be built by a range of developers.

Land and planning director at Clowes Developments, Robert Hepwood, said: “We welcome Redrow to Fairham and look forward to them making good progress on the first new homes for this new neighbourhood. We are now starting to see increased activity across the site and over the coming twelve months we will be progressing work at pace by working closely with our development partners to bring more high-quality homes and infrastructure to fruition.”

Martyn Pask, managing director at Redrow, said: “By bringing high quality, premium homes to Fairham we are helping to set the standard for the development. Working in partnership with Clowes Developments and Homes England, we are ensuring our contribution to this impressive new neighbourhood for Nottingham is both sustainable and desirable.”

Earlier this year Countryside confirmed it will be building 332 new homes across a 20-acre plot of land at Fairham, while Homes England infrastructure funding injected £83m into the scheme.

Construction and civil engineering contractor Winvic has already been working to deliver the first phase of infrastructure works at Fairham over the winter, including improvements to Nottingham Road, drainage and further preparatory works for future construction phases.

Fairham is being delivered by Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments in partnership with Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator. Some £100m of infrastructure investment is due for the 606-acre Fairham development, which was awarded outline planning permission at the start of 2018. The site was taken out of Green Belt in 2014 by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

In total, as well up to 3,000 new homes, 1m sq ft of commercial space and a neighbourhood centre will be built as well as community, health and educational facilities and 200 acres of green space.