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Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire

Project summary

  • Promotion of Green Belt land and to secure appropriate outline planning consent to enable site to be marketed and sold to a housebuilder, securing substantial financial uplift for benefit of client.

Solution

  • The site has been promoted throughout the Rushcliffe Part 2 Local Plan which resulted in the release of the site from the Green Belt and delivered a residential allocation for up to 240 dwellings
  • An outline planning application was submitted and approved for up to 280 dwellings following lengthy discussions with the Council and key statutory consultees such as National Highways and Network Rail.

Benefits

  • Significant increase in land value for client through securing Green Belt release and outline consent with 40 dwellings more than the initial allocation.
  • Provision of much needed market and affordable housing adjacent to highly sustainable settlement.
  • Remodelling of existing junction and provision of traffic lights, which will improve safety, particularly for those wishing to turn right onto the A52.
  • Provision of new 3m cycleway adjacent to A52
  • Provision of obligations towards local infrastructure improvements, including funding towards local schools and improvements on the A52
  • Safeguarded land provided for future pedestrian crossing of the adjacent railway line
  • Provision of new publicly accessible green spaces and park
  • New landscaping and planting, with SUDS, delivering ecological benefits
  • Localised employment opportunities during construction and increased economic output through local spend.
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