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Residential development expanded at former Rolls-Royce site

Rolls Royce Development

Residential development expanded at former Rolls-Royce site

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More residential development at the former Rolls-Royce site in Hucknall has been approved. Hundreds of homes are already occupied at the site after plans were first put forward around ten years ago to transform the area.

It's just one of the applications decided upon by Ashfield District Council this week. Planning applications have to be approved by council officers, with the most significant going before a committee of elected councillors.

Approval has been given for more homes to be built at Hucknall's former Rolls-Royce aerodrome site. Hundreds of homes are already occupied after plans to transform the hub were first revealed in 2013.

But an application sought to expand Harrier Park on land to the north of the Rolls-Royce facility, as well as to extend proposed residential development to the east and to use an area of the business park at the south as residential. Ashfield District Council has approved all three elements of the application.

The area was once used to test experimental aircraft but production hangars have since been demolished at the site. Describing the aim of the project, application documents stated: "Our proposals aim to continue the previous masterplan creating a new piece of townscape, integrated with the existing urban area of Hucknall. 

In addition to forming physical connections with surrounding areas, the masterplan aims to create a transition between the surrounding residential areas, countryside and employment uses through a number of townscape elements.

An aerial view of the site in Hucknall.