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First stage of plans for over 1,000 homes next to Gedling Country Park unveiled

A developer has submitted the first stage of its plans to build over 1,000 homes next to Gedling Country Park.

Keepmoat Homes this week unveiled the plans for the first 506 properties which will be constructed on land off Arnold Lane at Chase Farm.

The developer is now awaiting the green light from Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee and the go-ahead could be received as early as next month.

PLANS: The new estate being planned next to the country park
PLANS: The new estate being planned next to the country park

The plans reveal the new estate will be a mixture of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses and 2 bedroom apartments and will be built in two phases: with phase one being the first 506 dwellings and phase two being the remaining 587 dwellings.

If permission is granted, phase one will commence in mid to late 2016. The entrance into the estate will be just off Arnold Lane where the old colliery entrance used to be (and where the waste and recycling site was for a few years).

A spokesman for Friends of Gedling Country Park revealed they will be working closely with developers during construction of the new estate.

He said: “The Friends of Gedling Country Park have already started a dialogue with Keepmoat and one of the activities that they may be working jointly on over the next few months will be on the ‘translocation’ of any rare or special flora and fauna from the housing estate site into the country park in order to preserve it, prior to the construction work starting.

“We also hope to help Keepmoat with the planting scheme in the new estate and in particular to choose native species that are compatible with and complementary to the trees and flora in the country park.”

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The public has until February 3 to comment on the proposals.

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