Housing Growth in Bingham
12 October 2017
1,050 new homes in Bingham are a step closer now Rushcliffe has received an application from Barratt Homes for the first 317 homes.
In 2014, Bingham was rated as the ‘Best Place to Raise a Family’ by Family Investments and things are going from strength to strength in this vibrant town with individual character, good facilities and easy access to beautiful countryside. The Borough Council is working with local people and businesses, as well as the Town Council, to upgrade community facilities and draw in new employment opportunities for local people, and has recently committed to undertaking a masterplanning exercise for Bingham. People want to move to Bingham, they want to be part of this up and coming community – this new development will provide over a thousand new homes as well as play areas for all ages and, in time, a new community centre. This residential development supports the Council’s recent acquisitions on Chapel Lane and Moorbridge Road which will be developed as new employment sites and during development there will be opportunities for training local people in construction – through apprenticeships, traineeships and a variety of jobs.
The first phase of the Barratt Homes development (reference 17/02106/REM), will include access arrangements to the site along with plans detailing the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of this first phase of the development. Development in phase one will deliver a variety of two to five bedroom homes as well as a range of affordable housing (including bungalows) along with formal and informal play areas, open spaces, balancing ponds and connectivity to the town centre.
Subsequent phases of the development, to deliver further housing and other facilities as approved in the original application, are expected in the future and these would be subject to separate assessment.
The application is available to view publically on the Borough Council’s website under application reference 17/02106/REM and the consultation exercise with local councillors, the town council, residents and technical department is being undertaken. It is hoped that the application will be determined early in the new year.