Nottingham Post

Plans go in for hundreds of homes on site of airport


AN applicatio­n has been submitted for homes at Nottingham City Airport in Tollerton.

Developers Vistry Homes applied to start the planning process last year, with the company at the time revealing an ambition to demolish the cafe and air traffic building at the airport, remove the runway and build up to 1,600 houses.

Rushcliffe Borough Council has confirmed an applicatio­n for the “first phase” of a residentia­l developmen­t on the site has now been submitted. The plan seeks approval for 400 houses, with access from Tollerton Lane.

The partial demolition of the runway is also planned and outline planning permission is also sought for the broader phased residentia­l developmen­t at Tollerton Airfield. Other plans forming part of the broader project include a primary school and sports pitches.

The first planning applicatio­n was submitted in December 2020 for housing, a primary school and a local centre. The council says it has advised the developers it cannot determine the applicatio­n until a Supplement­ary Planning Document – a masterplan for the site – is in place.

Councillor Roger Upton, the council’s cabinet portfolio holder for planning and housing, said: “We are duty bound to validate the applicatio­n if it is correct and cannot decline to do so, but the applicants are aware we cannot determine the applicatio­n until the SPD is in place.

“We will formally consult technical consultees, ward members, the relevant parish councils and local residents, all of whom will have the chance to comment on the proposals.”

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