Hucknall earmarked for 4,898 new houses in controversial local plan

The shocking details of proposals for Hucknall’s future show the town is earmarked for a potential 4,898 new houses!

Thursday, 7th October 2021, 1:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th October 2021, 1:47 pm
The full list of earmarked housing sites has been revealed

Ashfield’s emerging local plan is a statutory blueprint for development for the future.

Much anger has been sparked by suggestions of 3,000 homes for the green-belt site at Whyburn Farm, which is just metres away from an 800-home development at Top Wighay Farm.

But the document, which must suggest sites for 9,000-plus homes across the whole of the district, pinpoints a further 14 sites in the town to accommodate 1,898 other homes.

Of the other areas in Ashfield, Sutton is pinpointed for 4,002, Kirkby 541 and the Selston, Jacksdale and Underwood area 498.

The full list of sites in Hucknall, aside from Whyburn Farm, are:

Seven Stars site, West Street (brownfield, without planning permission) 24; Linby Boarding Kennels, east of Church Lane (brownfield/greenfield with partial planning permission) 43; Land north of A6AA/south of Broomhill Farm (greenfield, without planning permission) 633; Land adjoining Stubbing Wood Farm, Watnall Road (greenfield without planning permission) 198; Phase 5 (part) and 9 of the Roll-Royce site development off Watnall Road (brownfield without permission permission) 105; phases 10, 11, and 12 of the Rolls-Royce site development off Watnall Road (brownfield without permission) 100; Hucknall Town Football Club, Watnall Road (brownfield with permission) 108; Rolls-Royce, Watnall Road (remaining phases of outline planning permission, brownfield) 196; Rolls-Royce, Watnall Road (brownfield with permission) 48; land to the east of Hurricane Road at Rolls-Royce (brownfield with permission) 19; parcel 8 at Rolls-Royce, Watnall Road (brownfield, with permission) 61; land at Shepherd Street, Rolls site (brownfield with permission) 100; south of the former International Clothing Centre, Annesley Road (greenfield with permission in place) 56; Phase 2 of the land at Broomhill Farm (greenfield with permission) 217.

A consultation into the local plan launched this week and will run until November 16. See top right for ways in which you can take part.