Huge mixed-use scheme that will house 800 people finally gets go-ahead

How the scheme would be laid out

Plans to build a huge mixed-use, residential-led scheme on the former Forest Mill on Alfreton Road in Nottingham have finally been given the green light.

Olympian Homes had hoped last year to get the green light to build a major scheme that would house 790 students, include 19 houses along with leisure and retail facilities on a brownfield site surrounded by Alfreton Road, Highhurst Street, Denman Street East and Boden Street – just outside Nottingham city centre.

Last June, Nottingham City Council’s planning committee failed to vote through the scheme, despite it being recommended for approval by planning bosses at the authority, with a further consultation on the plans set to be carried out.

Now, the scheme has been passed by the council.

Olympian Homes bought the land in 2021 after plans for a similar student accommodation scheme were granted planning permission.

The new scheme would be eight storeys high at its tallest, coming down to six, five and four storeys towards Boden Street. It has been designed by Hodder + Partners.