A significant milestone was reached this week in the long running planning proposal for the Fairham Pastures Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) at Clifton on the south eastern edge of the Nottingham Conurbation. Rushcliffe Borough Council voted to approve the major mixed use scheme for up to 3000 new homes together with employment, community facilities and extensive green infrastructure. The 244 ha site was released from the Green Belt in 2014 as part of Rushcliffe’s emerging Core Strategy.
FPCR have been working alongside Oxalis Planning on the project for many years, preparing the necessary environmental analysis and the emerging Masterplans for the site. Detailed reserved matters applications can now proceed on the first detailed phases of development, and on implementing the green infrastructure, which includes habitat enhancement and creation along the corridor of the Fairham Brook which defines the eastern edge of the allocated area.
This important scheme will become a new gateway to Nottingham when approaching the city along the A453 Remembrance Way from the M1 motorway.