Newark South is a strategic project that we have been working on since 2005, originally owned by Catesby, who have since been acquired by Urban & Civic. We have worked on the project from inception to delivery.
Working closely with the client, consultant team, local authority and the community we have ensured that land south of Newark was an integral part of the Growth Point Agenda. We identified the opportunity for the Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) at Newark South, and with the client we took this proposition to the Council. Barton Willmore then supported the Council with their Growth Point Bid which was successful and secured a strategic site allocation for the SUE in the Newark and Sherwood Core Strategy, which was shortly followed by an outline planning permission with means of access in part.
The planning permission comprises up to 3,150 homes, a new link road, two primary schools, 45,000 sq. ft. of retail, financial and restaurant floorspace, 2M sq. ft. of general industrial, storage and distribution, a 60 bed carehome, crèche, medical centre and community facilities. The site also boasts 200 acres of open space.
This 100% affordable housing scheme includes 350 homes.
- 350 homes
- 100% affordable housing
- Provides accessible green space for residents
We have subsequently secured a Section 73 planning permission for non-material amendments to the scheme in response to changing market conditions and to facilitate delivery of this project. We continue to work collaboratively with the client, council and key stakeholders on the Newark South project with a continued focus on its delivery.
Most recently, together with the project team, we have been successful in facilitating the delivery of initial infrastructure works on site which includes the opening of the first part of the link road that will eventually connect the A46 and the A1. We have also taken the project to the position where we expect to see the completion of new homes on the first residential parcels in 2017.