By Thomas Hewitt
Plans to build a new 3,000-home neighbourhood on the outskirts of Clifton have moved forward.
Planning permission for the new houses was granted last year, but now developers Homes England have announced that they have acquired 250 acres of the site to the south of .
The deal is also expected to support 100,000 square metres of employment space.
The development, which is set to cost more than £800m, is to be called Fairham, and be built on the site just off the A453.
The acquisition will see Homes England working with other land owners, CWC and local authority Rushcliffe Borough Council, to deliver the new homes and employment space over the next 10 years.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Dave Mitchell said:”Rushcliffe has been working hard to deliver its local plan which commits to building 13,150 new homes by 2028.
“Delivery of the Fairham site is essential to our ability to maintain the momentum required, whilst is it is also a strategically important site locally, regionally and nationally for Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and ourselves.
“We will now look forward and remain committed to working closely with Homes England and CWC to ensure the delivery of a high quality scheme that continues to enhance the attractiveness as a great place to live and work.”