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19/03/2014

Low Energy Homes At Trent Basin Approved

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Nottingham City Council has approved plans for 160 low energy homes at Trent Basin.

It is the latest major project by specialist regeneration developer Blueprint and the result of a collaboration with the government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Trent Basin is located within Nottingham Waterside, an area widely acknowledged as one of Nottingham’s least developed assets. Stretching from Trent Bridge to Colwick Park, the area is the focus of major redevelopment proposals with Blueprint and HCA’s development as a major catalyst for change.

The planning application for the scheme has been approved by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee and, subject to final planning consent, work on Trent Basin is set to start this summer with the first phase of 41 homes completed in the autumn of 2015.

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Blueprint chief executive Nick Ebbs said: "Approval from Nottingham City Council’s planning committee is a huge leap forward for what will be a new residential neighbourhood of distinctive contemporary homes with one of the city’s most enviable outlooks."

Kate Davies, Senior Area Manager for the HCA, added: "The HCA has worked extremely hard to get the project to this stage, having acquired the site many years ago. We’ve demolished buildings and cleaned-up the site ready for development and we are really pleased that through Blueprint’s expertise, we can use the land to build high quality homes and revitalise the area, providing a great opportunity for people to live beside and enjoy this fantastic riverside location."

The nine-acre site off Trent Lane has long waterside frontage with attractive views over the River Trent to Lady Bay. Close to Colwick Park, it is just a ten-minute cycle ride from the city centre.

Trent Basin will provide homes with a mix of contemporary quality and low energy costs. Comprising predominantly three- to four-bed homes, it will break the mould for edge of town waterside developments in English cities that up to now have been dominated by apartments.

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