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The green light has been given for the first phase of new homes to be built on former farm land in Mansfield.
Multi-million pound proposals were submitted by the Lindhurst group to build 1,700 homes, leisure facilities, and a primary school, on the 417-acre site off the A617 between Nottingham Road and Southwell Road West.
Outline planning permission was granted by Mansfield District Council for the £250 million project by in 2013.
The developer plans to build - in a number of phases - a mixture of three, and four-bed homes on the site.
Full planning permission has now been approved for phase one of the application - to build 146 of the 1,700 homes. Work on these Bellway Homes is expected to start later this year.
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The developer already has outline planning permission for building the remaining homes, units and other anemities. But further full planning applications will need to be approved by the council before the other phases can go ahead.
The building project is now expected to support around 4,000 jobs on the employment sites, generating £100 million a year for the local economy, Lindhurst said.
Planning documents submitted by the developer state: "The proposal forms part of a wider residential development at Lindhurst that will provide up to 1,700 new homes.
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"The site is within two miles of a wide range of facilities and services including schools, shops, pubs, restaurants, college and bus stops. It is a natural extension to the to the urban edge of south Mansfield.
"The proposed 146 dwellings provide a choice of three and four bed family homes with a range of detached, semi-detached, two storey units.
"No affordable housing is allocated in this phase. This is to be provided on later phases."