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Cotgrave homes get planning approval

Detailed planning permission has been secured for a new group of homes at the site of a former colliery in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.Some 450 new homes will be constructed at the site in a £100 million development set to provide a mix of quality modern residences. The project will sustain at least 200 local jobs and training opportunities. Known as Hollygate Park, the development, which will be carried out by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, is the first to achieve the highest marks in a new national accreditation system. The Built for Life 12 accreditation recognises excellence in design quality, safety and community.Planning approval was granted following an in-depth consultation with local residents and community groups. It represents the culmination of years of planning by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which owns the land at Cotgrave, Rushcliffe Borough Council and the local community.Work on the project is expected to begin shortly and the first homes will be ready by late 2014 and early 2015. Construction will commence following the signing of a legal declaration between partners Barratt Developments PLC (parent company of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes), Rushcliffe Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.Graham Dobbs, head of Midlands North for the HCA, said: "Detailed planning marks a significant step forward for all those involved in the transformation of Cotgrave. We have worked for many years with the council and local people to ensure our land will bring much-needed jobs and homes for the existing community and we can now look forward to delivering this with our partners at Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.”Deputy leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council John Cranswick said Cotgrave will provide more local employment opportunities and allow the redevelopment of the town centre to take place.He said he looked forward to the seeing work begin on the site and further developing the partnership which exists between the organisations involved in the project. 

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