Housing green light

NEW details of a planned housing estate in Forest Town have been approved by Mansfield District Council.

The authority’s planning committee voted in favour of the project, off Sandlands Way, on Wednesday.

Permission had already been given for 259 homes at the site in 2009.

The new application from David Wilson and Barratt Homes included home design alterations and an increase of 30 homes.

A total of 289 properties will now be constructed on the land, including 150 detached houses, 44 semis, 81 terraced and 14 flats.