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Nottinghamshire mining town due for redevelopment

August 16, 2012 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Issues

Cotgrave Colliery hasn’t been used since its closure in 2004. Click on image for original source.

Plans have been approved to build a new housing development on the abandoned site of Cotgrave Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Closed in 2004, the area around the mining site has since fallen into dereliction.

The £100m development proposes mixed-use facilities, with around 500 new homes due to be built. Transport links into the centre of Cotgrave are also expected to be improved. The Homes and Community Agency and Rushcliffe Borough council are joining forces to create 12,600 sq m of employment space for local businesses.

Barratt Homes will build a range of affordable homes to rent and buy.

Mark Wright, managing director for Barratt East Midlands, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the development partner on this important scheme.

“As with many of our developments this project represents how true regeneration can provide more than just new homes, but new jobs and new opportunities to really help a community thrive and prosper.

“Notts is a key part of our operating area and a county we know well. We look forward to being part of this exciting transformation.”

The area’s natural beauty will be preserved. Developers have planned to leave green corridors throughout the site, which will lead to Cotgrave Country Park.

Local residents have expressed concerns over the forthcoming renovation. Many say that the town’s current infrastructure won’t cope with the expected influx of people. Concerns have also arisen about how the new site will integrate with the existing town of Cotgrave. Developers are hoping to unite both communities by installing improved transport links.



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