Work has now begun on a major new development near Netherfield which will create 830 new homes over the coming years.
Persimmon Homes Nottingham has started works on its first phase of 199 homes, off Teal Close, which is located near Victoria Retail Park.
The Rivendell development, as it will become known, is a landmark 135-acre site which was formerly owned by Severn Trent plc and Gedling Borough Council.
Neil Follows, managing director at Persimmon Homes said: “This major new development forms an integral part of our construction and growth programme within Nottinghamshire.
“Rivendell is just two miles from Gedling, which provided the inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. With being so close we wanted to choose a name in the memory of this classic novel.”
“The developments first phase will feature a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes to suit a range of budgets and lifestyles.”
“Initial ground works have begun with construction works commencing over the coming months. We are working towards welcoming our first customers in December.
He added: “This site is more than just about building new homes, we are creating a new community. As part of our planning obligations, contributions will be made towards education, healthcare and public transport as well as further provisions for new recreation areas, allotments, a community building and new primary school in the future.”
Customers interested in properties at Rivendell are asked to register their interest by visiting www.persimmonhomes.com.