Rushcliffe Borough Council 'Build now, pay later'

Rushcliffe Borough Council is working with Barratt, Metropolitan Housing Trust and the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver housing and regeneration in Cotgrave, Notts.


Partnership Working

Rushcliffe Borough Council is working with Barratt, Metropolitan Housing Trust and the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver housing and regeneration in Cotgrave, Notts.

The council agreed to bring forward a former colliery site in Cotgrave, for housing and employment land (up to 470 homes) on the understanding that the HCA would provide investment for a regeneration project in the existing town centre. The project is a build now, pay later initiative on the colliery site, and the council and the HCA procured a developer partner using the HCA's panel.

The town centre scheme was included in the developer tender because of the importance of linking the two sites – this is about wider regeneration and skills and employment opportunities across the town, not just building additional homes.

The council has used funding secured from the HCA to advance the land assembly required in the town centre to facilitate its regeneration. The shopping parades, and the majority of the land required are now in public sector ownership. Metropolitan Housing Trust has purchased houses required in the site area and will also be the registered provider managing the affordable units on the colliery site.

Outcome and impact

Outline planning permission was secured for the colliery site in 30 March 2011. It is expected that reserved matters will be submitted in the next few months and start on site will be early 2013. Plans for the town centre will be developed alongside public consultation and will include housing, a food anchor store and new shops, and purpose built public sector accommodation.

This is an opportunity to provide new homes, new jobs and new employment space in a former colliery town, as well as a rejuvenated town centre. A town that has suffered in the past from the closure of the mine, will become a centre piece for modern sustainable housing and economic vitality.

Contact

Katherine Marriott, Head of Transformation
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Telephone: 0115 914 8291
Email: KMarriott@rushcliffe.gov.uk