LAND WEST OF BENNETTS ROAD, KERESLEY

Public Consultation

Benefits

SOCIAL BENEFITS

  • A mix of market and affordable homes will be provided to meet the housing needs of the City.  25% of the homes built will be affordable, representing approximately 137 homes across both sites.
  • Large areas of high quality and accessible public open space will be provided, and will include children’s play areas and space for informal recreation.
  • The existing public rights of way will be retained and enhanced. The new routes will provide access for new and existing residents to local facilities.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

  • New homes to support investment in the local economy as part of a sustainable pattern of development.
  • Good connections by all modes of transport to other parts of the City, including investment in the Keresley Link Road, public transport and cycleways in the City.
  • A contribution to the local economy and supply chains during construction, followed by additional spending from new residents.
  • Financial contributions towards new community facilities, including education and health facilities.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • Green corridors along the site’s boundaries will set the new homes within a green framework. Existing landscape features, including trees, hedgerow will be retained and improved.
  • Ecological enhancements will maximise biodiversity value and improve wildlife connectivity. Green corridors will create new habitat and movement routes for wildlife around and through the site. New planting will secure a significant increase in tree cover.
  • There is an opportunity to deliver a ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ on site, improving the value of the land for wildlife.