Footage of the former RAF Newton site of which part will soon be transformed into Nottinghamshire’s very first ‘garden village’ has been revealed by Innes England – the commercial property agent that agreed the deal with housebuilder Redrow Homes.
The 250-acre site, which is located near Bingham, has already seen significant development, with Bellway and David Wilson Homes delivering the first phase of the scheme. This second phase – to be known as ‘Newton Garden Village – will see Redrow Homes build 528 new homes.
Innes England, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, has worked with the landowner for a number of years and director Craig Straw says he is delighted to see this important second phase of the development taking shape.
He said: “We have a longstanding relationship with the landowner and have really offered a ‘cradle to grave’ service on this site. We have worked with them for a number of years to ensure the viability of this site for development and are very pleased to see this second phase of housing moving forwards.
“This is a really interesting site, which included a number of vacant aircraft hangars from its time as an MOD base when the site was originally acquired. Part of our role was letting those to a range of regional, national and international operators, which in turn generated an income stream to support the promotion of the site.
“We also played an integral role in the masterplanning team which secured consent for the initial first phase of development and then, in 2018, this second element which will now be taken forwards by Redrow Homes. We also worked closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council to secure £2.9m of infrastructure funding from Highways England to support the development.
“This is a hugely important strategic development site and we are very pleased indeed to have agreed a deal with Redrow Homes East Midlands to deliver the second phase. Redrow’s plans will see a really fantastic scheme delivered here and we are excited to see things start to happen on site over the coming months.”
Newton Garden Village will comprise 528 new homes, of between two and five bedrooms, alongside open space, traditional village greens and allotments, offering wildlife-rich spaces that are easily accessible to the local community.