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Green light for £50 million residential scheme on former Barton Transport site in Chilwell

A £50 million residential scheme on a brownfield site in Chilwell, Greater Nottingham, has been given the green light.


The plans, which were presented by Farland Developments, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and Bartons plc, were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council.


The 12-acre site, formerly home to Barton Transport, will be developed to create 250 homes, including affordable properties, and green space.


The homes are designed to reflect the heritage of the Barton Transport site, leaving a lasting legacy for one of Nottingham’s best known companies and incorporating the character of the area, with construction due to start in Autumn 2017.


Nicholas Tubbs, chief executive of Farland Developments said: “We’re delighted that our plans for ‘The Barton Quarter’ have been granted planning permission.


“Based on the traditional principles of place-making, our vision is to create beautiful houses and streets which rely as much on design, heritage and character as they do on functionality. The Barton Quarter will be a leading example of this vision.  We’re now looking ahead to prepare for construction, bringing the vision for ‘The Barton Quarter’ to life.”


The Prince's Foundation used its successful Landowner Legacy principles and 'Beauty-In-My-Backyard (BIMBY) online toolkit to encourage the community to be actively involved in helping shape the development proposals.


Ben Bolgar, senior director of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community said: “There is public support and evidence for popular development. Communities are realising they have a say over what's built in their backyard and they are finding that's not contrary to the aims of the landowners and developers, such as the Barton family and Farland Developments, who possess a more forward looking and enlightened view as to the legacy they leave behind. We are delighted that the project can now move forward, creating a sustainable and vibrant place for future generations to live.”


Acting for Farland Developments were The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community; Ben Pentreath and Associates; Barton Willmore Planning Consultants; Copper Consultancy, Urban Engineering Studio and Savills.


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