Cotgrave: Plans for 90 homes in expanding town put forward to officials

General view of land south of Hollygate Lane and north of Colston Gate
Land south of Hollygate Lane and north of Colston Gate -Credit:Google Streetview

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

The application has been submitted by Taylor Wimpey UK. Planning permission has been granted for up to 90 dwellings on the 4.74-hectare site, and the application proposes to create a total of 90.

These would vary in detached, semi-detached, bungalow, terraced and maisonette homes ranging from one to four bedrooms. All of the homes would also have no more than two storeys.

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

County councillor for the area Richard Butler said: "Cotgrave is not a town in the true sense of the word. It is a fairly large village, and I am keen that it keeps that feeling.

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

"The proposed new houses in this application already have permission in principle, as part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan, which was approved some years ago. As part of the planning permission, I want to ensure that the development brings investment into current and future services such as the local health centre, schools and new and existing road improvements, to ensure that existing and future residents are not brought to any disadvantage.”