Green light given for £30m Bramcote housing development

2nd February 2023

We hope to begin the construction of 169 new homes in Bramcote this spring following the approval of plans originally laid down over 10 years ago.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s planning committee last night gave its full approval to the £30m scheme to build a mix of homes on greenfield land off Coventry Lane, Bramcote.

The development, which will include 51 affordable homes alongside 118 private dwellings of between two and five bedrooms, was given outline permission 12 months ago and has since sailed through the planning process without any objections.

The commencement of building work on the site will trigger the creation of more than 80 construction jobs, which we’re keen to source within the East Midlands.

We will also be providing the infrastructure and a £225k financial contribution for a new bus service to feed the development, as well as making other road improvements on Coventry Lane and contributions to education and healthcare in the area.

Peter James Homes, which has its head office down the road in Chilwell, earmarked the site for housing a decade ago, leading the council to include it as part of its adopted Local Plan, which lists areas of permitted development in the area.

Simon Gardiner, managing director of Peter James Homes, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see this development finally reaching the stage where we can turn our 10-year plan into reality.

“As a local company, we’ve worked tirelessly alongside the council to deliver a development plan that is totally sympathetic to the surrounding fields and woodland environment, as well as one that provides a really attractive solution to the area’s housing shortage.

“We hope to be able to start work in the spring and, with an estimated construction rate of 50 to 60 homes a year, the development should be completed within three years. It will hopefully bring a real boost to the area.”

Having recently completed 34 luxury riverside apartments in West Bridgford and on site with 148 homes at our Woodland Heights scheme in Bullbridge, Derbyshire, we previously worked alongside Broxtowe’s planning officials to successfully deliver our 91-home Pentrich Fields development in Giltbrook several years ago.

“It’s great to be working in Broxtowe again,” added Simon. “This time on our biggest housing scheme yet!”

Homes on the 22-acre Bramcote site, which sits hidden to the north and west of Bramcote Crematorium, will be built in a carefully selected mixture of styles and materials to ensure the development is aesthetically varied as well as sustainable.

The 51 affordable homes will comprise 34 rented properties and 17 shared-ownership properties. The 118 private dwellings will range from two-bed bungalows to five-bed family homes.

We will be mirroring the environmentally sympathetic style of our Woodland Heights development, where the surrounding countryside plays as much a part in the scheme as the homes themselves.

As part of the Bramcote scheme, we’re making a contribution towards improving the roundabout system on the junction of Coventry Lane and Ilkeston Road to aid additional traffic flow, which will also include a speed reduction from 50mph to 40mph along Coventry Lane and a new toucan crossing.

Our agreed contribution towards the local education and healthcare systems will total more than £700k. 

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