A small development of 24 homes could be given planning permission next week as part of the wider 1050-home Chase Farm scheme in Gedling.
Members of the borough council’s planning committee will be recommended to approve Keepmoat Homes’ plans next week on land at the large site, off Lambley Lane and Arnold Lane near Gedling Village.
Planning documents confirm the small development would fill a vacant parcel of land to the south-east of the site, close to Lambley Lane and to the south of the new £49 million Colliery Way access road.
If approved on June 22, the plans would see 11 three-bedroom, eight four-bedroom and a further five two-bedroom homes built on the site.
The five two-bedroom homes would be marketed as ‘affordable’, with three available as affordable rent and two for first-time buyers.
The homes would join the hundreds of properties already constructed by Keepmoat Homes on the site following planning permission for up to 1,050 properties on the former Gedling Colliery land.
Documents confirm the developer will be asked to provide about £223,000 in section 106 contributions, which will be used to support bus stop improvements, education and open space provision.
This is because the development “meets the trigger” for a number of contributions to “make the development acceptable”.
The main access to the homes would come from a spur of land between the new Colliery Way bypass and Lambley Lane, documents add.
A report due before the meeting states: “It is considered that the development would result in a scheme that would respect the character of the area and residential amenity, as well have an appropriate density of development.
“Each of the two and three-bed dwellings are proposed to have two off-street parking spaces and the four-bed dwellings would have three spaces available, including either integral or detached garages.”
Councillor John Clarke (Lab), leader of Gedling Borough Council, has been supportive of the Chase Farm development and believes it will benefit the borough.
He previously told the Local Democracy Reporting Service the homes will mean “more people are able to live in Gedling” and take advantage of the benefits of building Colliery Way.
Council figures estimate the new access road, which opened in the spring after delays and soaring costs, will provide a £73 million boost to the borough and the wider county – with Cllr Clarke believing it will “pay for itself”.
The new route has been in the pipeline for more than 40 years, connecting Mapperley Plans to the A612 Trent Valley Road and easing congestion through parts of Gedling village.
As well as unlocking extra homes at Chase Farm, the road will allow other parts of the Gedling Local Plan to be brought forward, including plots for housing and employment space.
Chase Farm itself promises a community hub with retail space, a health centre and space for a new primary school once the housing development is complete.
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