Cotgrave: Plans for 90 homes in expanding town have been presented to officials

A fast-growing Nottinghamshire town could get even bigger as the council receives an application for a further 90 homes. The extra homes have already been given outline permission for land south of Hollygate Lane and north of Colston Gate in Cotgrave, but developers are now seeking approval for the layout, scale and appearance of the homes.

The application was submitted by Taylor Wimpey UK. Planning permission has been granted for up to 90 homes on the 4.74 hectare site and the application proposes the creation of 90 homes.

These would range from one to four bedroom detached houses, semi-detached houses, bungalows, terraced houses and maisonettes. Also, all houses would be no more than two stories.

The plans also show a proposed pedestrian link to help improve access from the development to Cotgrave Country Park and Grantham Canal. However, there have been concerns in the past about Cotgrave growing as a town, although it still only has the resources of a village.

County councilor for the area Richard Butler said: “Cotgrave is not a town in the true sense of the word. It’s quite a village and I’m keen to keep that feeling.

“I don’t think that will be lost with this number of houses. For example, the larger Hollygate Park development of a few years ago has integrated very well.

“The new homes proposed in this application already have permission in principle as part of Rushcliffe County Council’s Local Plan which was approved several years ago. As part of the planning permission, I want to ensure that the development brings investment now and into the future. services such as the local health centre, schools and improvements to new and existing roads to ensure existing and future residents are not disadvantaged.”