Controversial residential development set for approval

How the homes will look

Controversial plans for 250 new homes in a Nottingham neighbourhood could be set to advance next week.

If Avant Homes is given planning permission by Nottingham City Council at its planning committee on Wednesday, February 21, the estate will be built behind Hawksley Gardens on the edge of Clifton.

Residents on the cul-de-sac also raised concerns about the planned construction access, road widths, drainage, and the height of the houses.

Other locals in Clifton expressed criticism regarding the potential impact of the new housing on Clifton Village and the nearby ancient woodland of Clifton Wood, which is part of a Grade-II listed park.

Avant Homes bought the land after a similar scheme had been given outline planning permission in 2018.

At the time, Avant Homes East Midlands managing director, Tim Brickley, said: “Acquiring this parcel of land in Clifton is a testament to our ambitious growth plans to extend our presence in key locations in Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands region.

In addition to extending Hawksley Gardens, which currently serves approximately 36 properties as a cul-de-sac, an emergency-only access would be constructed off Finchley Close.

Despite neighbour concerns, Nottingham City Council’s highways team stated it had no objections, pending a construction traffic management plan, parking arrangements, provisions for cycling, and installation of electric vehicle charging points.


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