Green light given to Paston Reserve development

Outline planning permission has been granted for a development of up to 1,050 properties at Paston Reserve.

Permission was granted after the council’s planning committee said it would refuse the renewed application if a section 106 agreement was not finalised.

Landowners have subsequently met the committee’s deadline of Friday 11 August which now gives the development the green light.

The next phase of the site is expected to get underway shortly as full planning permission has also been granted to Keepmoat Homes to build 457 properties of the total agreed for the site.

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for growth, planning, housing and economic development, said: “It’s great news that this issue has been resolved and is already paying dividends with the next phase of the Paston Reserve development getting full permission to start building much-needed homes.

“I’m glad the landowners have quickly responded to our recent calls to finalise the agreement which means that construction can be kick-started and facilities are provided for the community.”

The section 106 agreement includes construction of a new primary school which is expected to open in 2020. There will also be additional community facilities including play areas.

Provision is set out for a new secondary school however this will require it’s own planning permission at a later date.

A renewed outline planning application for the development came before the committee in 2016 and members reserved to approve it subject to a section 106 agreement. There are currently 87 properties built on the development which followed the original outline permission being granted in 2006.

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