Plans to renew planning permission for huge Clipstone housing site

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Renewed planning permission is being sought for a patch of land at Clipstone which could eventually see more than 500 homes built.

An application has been submitted to build 190 homes on land at Crown Farm Way, close to the roundabout linking Crown Farm Industrial Estate and Clipstone Road East.

Only last month Chad reported that Mansfield District Council had received an application to build 313 homes on an adjoining site, further away from the roundabout.

Permission had been granted in 2011 to build 215 homes on the land next to the roundabout, but has since expired.

Now Southwell-based developers, J&A Clark, have reduced the number of homes to around 190 - approximately 30 per hectare - although no exact amount has been fixed.

There are also no details on the type of homes planned, although it will be two-storey homes with some three-storeys.

The land has been allocated for employment use in the past, although J&A Clark says it scored poorly for potential employment use in an East Midlands Northern Sub-Region Employment Land Review.

In a planning statement by the developer, it reads: “It is clear there continues to be a need for additional land for housing in Mansfield.

“The site lies within the urban area, in an attractive and accessible area and attributes are likely to make this an attractive option for development.”

Ward councillor Denise Moody spoke to Chad about the adjoining site on Crown Farm Way, and said with more than 500 homes across the two sites, it would put a serious strain on the roads surround the site.

She said: “I use that road every day to get to work and it can be busy and hazardous even now.”

The site will also house a new state-of-the-art medical centre on the land to replace the Clipstone’s existing surgery on First Avenue.

The facility was given the green light by planners in March and was welcomed by staff who says the current site is no longer big enough for the influx of new patients.

However, there was some concern by Clipstone residents that the surgery was being taken away from the heart of Clipstone village.