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Council welcomes Lindhurst development green light

Posted onPosted on 7th Mar
Council welcomes Lindhurst development green light

Proposals for a £250m development to the south of Mansfield, which would see the construction of 1,700 new homes and create 4,000 jobs, have been effectively given the green light.
The Administrative Court in London dismissed a request for permission to judicially review a decision made by Mansfield District Council to grant outline planning permission for the Lindhurst development.
Mr Justice Phillips dismissed the appeal, saying there was no arguable case for judicial review.
Nottinghamshire County Council – a major landowner and stakeholder in the Lindhurst scheme, along with two private sector partners – has welcomed the decision.
The 169 hectare development will be built on land adjoining Sherwood Way (A617) and Nottingham Road (A60) and includes one million square feet of employment land, housing, a park, shops, a school, a cemetery and other community facilities.
Coun David Kirkham, chairman of the county council’s finance and property committee, said: “The Lindhurst development will provide a massive boost to the economic prospects of the area and significant extension to Mansfield’s southern boundary. I am delighted that this obstacle has been overcome and we can go ahead with the final phase of approvals.
“This is exactly the type of development we envisaged when we opened the Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route (MARR) in 2004.
“The new jobs, homes and community facilities will be very welcome. It will improve the quality of life for existing communities and the growth in population will benefit both new and existing businesses.”
An application for reserved matters, including more information about the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the development will now be submitted.
Work is anticipated to begin on the development next year.