We were commissioned by CEG to submit a planning application for 151 dwellings in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. The scheme includes 20 affordable units, as well as open space, allotments and a children’s play area which will provide significant benefits to the Keyworth area and wider Borough.
The application site is included as a ‘preferred housing site’ in the Keyworth Neighbourhood Plan and is proposed for Green Belt release through the emerging Local Plan Part 2. Considering its current location within the Green Belt, the application was accompanied by a Very Special Circumstances report, which clearly demonstrated that the material considerations in favour of the proposed development outweigh any perceived harm to the Green Belt.
We successfully secured a resolution to grant outline planning permission after Rushcliffe Borough Council unanimously voted in favour of the proposal. Due to its Green Belt status, the application has been referred to the Planning Casework Unit. Work continues to secure a suitable S.106 agreement.