CWC Group and Homes England JV to Transform 600-acre Plot

Posted on: November 26th, 2019
Posted by: Nathan Spencer
Categories: East Midlands
Fairham CWC Nottingham

The consultation period over a proposed £800m community on the edge of Nottingham has just finished – an announcement which moves the major development forward.

CWC Group – who’re speaking at our Nottinghamshire Development Plans Event – have received outline planning permission for the project through Rushcliffe Borough Council in May, which includes £100m of infrastructure improvements to help unlock the site.

The full scheme includes:

  • 3,000 new homes
  • 1m sq ft of employment space creating 2,000 new jobs

  • 27,000sq ft of retail development
  • Community buildings including a health centre
  • 33-acres of sport pitches
  • 200-acres of parkland and open spaces
  • Primary school
  • £100m+ of infrastructure upgrades – with new roads, footpaths and cycleways planned

The scheme, titled Fairham, is currently on-track to begin later in 2020 and CWC Group will be looking to meet firms at the Nottinghamshire Development Plans Event who’re keen in working on the development.

Fairham sits alongside the new £150 million A453 Remembrance Way that links to the M1. It is directly next to the NET tram terminus at Clifton and is a 15 minute tram ride from Nottingham city centre, and a 15 minute drive from East Midlands Airport.

The scheme forms a key part of Rushcliffe’s Local Plan and will help meet the borough’s commitment to deliver 13,500 new homes over the next ten years.

CWC Group’s Land and Planning Director, Robert Hepwood, said:  “This is the most important development in the East Midlands and we would like local residents and businesses to find out more about the first phase of infrastructure development.

“We want to encourage as many local people as possible to drop in to our exhibitions to view our plans for Fairham.  With more than 2,000 new jobs and up to 3,000 new homes in a sustainable and strategic location, just minutes from Nottingham city centre, Fairham will be the ideal location where people can live, work and flourish.

“In order to achieve this vision we need the right infrastructure in place to support it, which is why we are planning to complete this crucial work ahead of the rest of the development. Our aim is to deliver a high quality scheme that will enhance the region and create a sustainable new neighbourhood for Nottingham.”

Stephen Kinsella, Chief Land and Development Officer at Homes England, said: “Unlocking land for housing and creating great places is at the heart of what we do and developing the land at Fairham is a fantastic example of where we’re doing just that.

“This public exhibition marks an important first step in the process of delivering the infrastructure needed to sustain this development, which when complete, will provide thousands of much-needed new homes and jobs for the community.

“Along with our partners CWC and the local authority, we welcome local people to come along and find out more about our plans for Fairham.”

The development will be delivered in phases and is likely to take between 10-15 years to complete. There will be a range of new amenities and facilities at Fairham, including provision for sports pitches, allotments, parkland, play areas, community woodland and wetland and a safeguarded route for the NET tram to enable a future extension to be built.

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