Bid to build 210 new homes outside Mansfield

An ambitious bid to build up to 210 new homes on farmland on the outskirts of Rainworth will require a £65,000 boost so medical facilities can cope.

By Tim Cunningham
Monday, 4th May 2020, 12:55 pm

The proposals for Three Thorn Hollow Farm, off Blidworth Lane to the north west of Rainworth, were submitted to Mansfield District Council by developers Barratt David Wilson (BDW) in April.

NHS England for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG said the new houses would bring an extra 300 patients to the area, and suggest that nearby Rainworth Health Centre, Hill View Surgery, or Abbey Medical Group could be enlarged at a cost of £65,000.

"All practices in the area are working at capacity and therefore in order to make this development acceptable from a health perspective the infrastructure will need to be

Sign up to our daily newsletter

An image of what the Barratt David Wilson Homes properties would look like if a new 210-home development in Blidworth Lane, Rainworth is approved.

developed to accommodate the increased population,” NHS England said in a report.

“Infrastructure financing in the form of S106 will therefore be required to ensure that there is adequate primary care health facilities in the area.”

Nottinghamshire County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) has recommend refusing planning permission until more information about surface water drainage has been submitted and approved.

Arable land dominates the 10.5 hectares site, which features hedgerows, trees and grassland.

Developers are yet to outline how many bedrooms each property will have, but 21 homes will be marketed as affordable or social housing.

BDW said: "The scale of development provides the opportunity to incorporate a mix of housing styles and sizes within the Barratt and David Wilson portfolio.

"The proposals include a range of open spaces, including a wildlife corridor and a new children’s play area at the centre of the site.

"The design will create a character that is both unique to the scheme, but also reflects the identity of the local area.

"The scheme also promotes better access to local facilities and public transport, with clear access into the site and the potential for good pedestrian links to its surroundings."

The site is allocated for residential development in the emerging Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033.

You can read the application here.