Controversial £77.5m housing scheme gets green light

Plans for a controversial 265-home scheme in Clifton has been granted planning permission.

The £77.5m Foxgrove Village, off Hawksley Gardens, which will comprise a mix of one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes, was voted through by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee on Wednesday afternoon (February 21).

Of the 265 properties on the development, some 20% will be affordable homes.

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.

Work at Foxgrove Village is scheduled to start in April. It is anticipated that the first properties will be released for sale in May and the first residents will move into their new homes in November.

Avant Homes East Midlands managing director, Ben Felton, said: “As a business, we are committed to providing quality new homes for everyone in locations where people want to live.

“We know from the popularity of our nearby Wilbur Chase development in Ruddington that there is strong demand in the area or our practically designed, energy efficient multi-tenure new homes.

“We now look forward to starting work on Foxgrove Village to provide local residents and people wanting to move to Clifton with a range of homes at a variety of price points.

“We have great mix of properties that will appeal to everyone from first time buyers, to second steppers, families and downsizers.

“This is demonstrated by the significant number of sales enquiries we already have for Foxgrove Village and, now that we have been granted planning, we expect demand to increase further.”

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

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