Nottinghamshire County Council, in conjunction with a housing developer, has submitted a planning application to build new homes on Hucknall’s Broomhill Farm site.
The application is for 141 new houses to be built by Bellway Homes on the open space off Nottingham Road - opposite the Bowman public house.
The county council has owned Broomhill Farm for the last 60 years.
“Following a comprehensive scrutiny of the bids, the land has provisionally been sold to Bellway Homes,” said a council spokesman.
“The sale is subject to approval of the planning application for 141 homes, which the county council has submitted to Ashfield District Council.”
CounDavid Kirkham, chairman of finance and property committee, said: “Redeveloping the site will provide a significant boost to the local economy and much needed housing, as well as contributing towards the number of homes the Ashfield district is required to provide.
“We are keen to bring forward development of the site, which is in line with the uses approved in Ashfield District Council’s Local Plan.
“The county council has a duty to make the best use of its assets to raise funds for the services it provides. Capital receipts for land sales go back into the council’s capital programme.”
which funds a huge variety of improvement schemes, including new roads and town centre improvements such as those planned in Hucknall. Section 106 financial contributions from developers are also helping to fund school improvements and extensions at Holgate School, Beardall Street and Edgewood Primary in Hucknall, creating places for new pupils and improving facilities for all local children.”