Plans revealed for 4,000 homes on airport runway

Plans to create a new community on the site of a Nottinghamshire airport have been revealed.

Vistry Homes has outlined a vast project to build up tp 4,600 homes, a new local centre and primary school on the runway and surrounding land at Nottingham City Airport, near Tollerton.

Barton Willmore has submitted the proposals on behalf of Vistry in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Opinion – aimed at outlining the proposals to Rushcliffe Borough Council ahead of a full planning application.

Nottingham City Airport is still in use as a facility used by hobbyists and for training. It is surrounded by industrial units and a Spire Hospital.

Initial proposals include the demolition of a cafe and air control building and the removal of the airport’s runway. A hybrid planning application will see an initial 1,600 homes proposed.

A Grade II listed WWII pillbox on the site will be retained.

Last year, Vistry won the contract to build 800 homes at the planned new village at Top Wighay, as part of a multimillion-pound agreement and one of the biggest ever development contracts for Nottinghamshire County Council.