Work has officially started on a new £100 million housing development at the former colliery site in Cotgrave. Hollygate Park is to become the location of hundreds of new homes, built by Barratt Homes and sister company David Wilson Homes on brownfield land, bringing jobs and investment to the local area.
The development work follows an in-depth consultation with local residents and community groups – and the full programme includes the redevelopment of Cotgrave town centre.
John Dillon, managing director of Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “Hollygate Park will be one of our most prestigious developments and, having worked in partnership with the local authorities and others toward the same goal, we can confidently say this will be an exceptional place for people to call their home.”
Developers will build more than 450 new homes, approximately a third of which will be affordable housing, which will provide more than 200 local training and employment opportunities.
The project is being overseen by a partnership between Barratt Developments, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Cotgrave Town Council, The Homes and Communities Agency, The Metropolitan Housing Trust and the The Construction Industry Training Board.
Neil Clarke, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: “This major development is a massive boost for Cotgrave and Rushcliffe’s economy, as well as providing new homes and giving local people opportunities for work and training.
“It is another way we are transforming Cotgrave from a former pit town into an even more desirable location to live and do business. Rushcliffe Borough Council is proud to continue to support developments which benefit local communities.”
Situated close to Cotgrave Country Park and within easy reach of popular schools and commuter routes, Hollygate Park will be the ideal place for first-time buyers and growing families alike.