Land acquisition deal paves way for more than 800 homes

Vistry Group has signed a land acquisition deal with Nottinghamshire County Council that will see more than 800 homes built in a bid to address local housing needs.

Situated around 2km north of Hucknall town centre and to the east of Annesley Road (A611), the development, granted outline planning permission in April 2021, is Nottinghamshire County Council’s flagship mixed-use scheme.

Across an 86-acre site, it has outline planning consent for up to 805 homes, 21 acres of employment land for offices and warehousing, as well as retail within the local centre and a planned new primary school.

This site is on land which has been earmarked for development for more than a decade and does not impact on any green belt land.

Following the deal, Vistry will consult with the community to finalise the details of the scheme and ensure it meets local people’s needs, before submitting a detailed planning application later this year with a view to starting on site in 2025.

The scheme will aim to meet varying requirements, offering a mix of private sale, private rental, affordable rental and shared ownership homes, with a range of different house types and sizes.

Andy Reynolds, managing director of Vistry Group’s partnerships division in the East Midlands, said: “Having worked with the council for several months, it’s exciting to finalise this deal that brings us a step closer to creating an exciting new place for people in the area to call home. We look forward to working with the local community over the coming months to finalise our plans ahead of securing reserved matters planning consents that will enable us to start work on these high-quality new homes for Nottinghamshire.”

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Keith Girling said: “I’m delighted that this deal is now officially signed and this vital housing development is moving forward.

“This really is the best possible use for this County Council-owned land, which already has outline planning permission, as we look to create more quality, sustainable housing to meet the needs of our growing population.

“These new homes will provide a place for families to create memories and help them build a future here.

“Lucrative contract opportunities for local subcontractors will be another benefit of this development and I also look forward to the skills academy being on site. The Chameleon School of Construction, which has centres which include Pinxton and Ripley, is a real coup towards helping boost skills and job chances for local people.”

Nottinghamshire County Council has worked together with Savills since 2021 to bring forward this flagship scheme. Savills handled the marketing and tender process through the Homes England procurement system.

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