Whole ‘new community’ destined for RAF Newton site

  • Former RAF Newton 

ONE of the biggest housing schemes to be created in Nottinghamshire in nearly a decade has got the green light from planners.

The former air force base RAF Newton will be the site of 500 new homes after outline planning permission was granted by Rushcliffe Borough Council. As well as much-needed new homes for the area, there will be a new primary school and district centre – creating a whole new community.

RAF Newton, which is being marketed by commercial property consultant Innes England, has been identified by the council as an area for new housing development under the local plan.

The initial phase of development has already seen 165 new homes built by Bellway and David Wilson Homes, with the second phase due to deliver a further 500 properties as well as a new primary school and district centre.

Craig Straw, director at Innes England’s Nottingham office, said: “This is a vital new housing scheme for the area – a 43.5 acre site, which offers a significant development opportunity in the Vale of Belvoir – one of the most sought after residential addresses in the whole of the East Midlands..

“Just a stone’s throw from the popular market town of Bingham, and with main arterial route access to Nottingham and Leicester, Newton is a particularly popular location with young families looking for that rural lifestyle within close proximity to the city.

“Strategically this is a hugely important site due to its location close to both the A46 and A52, meaning excellent road links around the country. The nearby train station at Newark also provides a fast link into London.

“The first phase of development at Newton is nearing completion with both Bellway and David Wilson Homes properties selling very well. The housing market is on the up, and following the extension in the recent budget to the Help to Buy scheme until 2020, new builds are particularly attractive to both first time buyers and those looking to upsize.”

In addition to the delivery of up to 500 new low density homes, planning permission outlines the provision of a new foot/cycle bridge over the A46 to give direct access to Bingham with its range of leisure and retail amenities.

The site is being offered either as a whole or in smaller phases of around 150 units. For more information, please contact Craig Straw on 0115 924 3243.