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Green light for 320-home Newark development

The Yorke Drive housing estate in Newark has been granted planning permission for masterplan proposals that will see 320 new houses built, with nearly one-third being affordable.

The estate, which was built in the 1960s, will see homes either demolished or redeveloped, with new homes built on under-used land.

Other improvements include a new access road and redesigned park and leisure facilities.  The work is expected to commence in 2020, with a series of phases taking an estimated eight years in total.

Karen White, a director of Newark & Sherwood Council said: ‘This is an exciting scheme to transform and regenerate the Yorke Drive area of Newark – including hundreds of new homes, better sport and play facilities and a new community pavilion.

‘The approval of the planning application follows on from extensive consultation and engagement with local residents and stakeholders, with the focus on making the area a safer and better place to live. Everyone who lives, works or is involved in some way with the Yorke Drive estate has had the opportunity to get involved and this will continue throughout the proposed regeneration scheme.’

Multidisciplinary consultancy Campbell Tickell (CT) was commissioned by the Council in 2017 to assist with the large-scale regeneration project.

Maggie Rafalowicz, CT’s director overseeing the project, added: ‘We are delighted that the Yorke Drive masterplan has gained planning permission. This has been a collaborative effort involving the local residents, Council, and architects; and this is just the first step in making Yorke Drive a better place to live.’

Photo credit – HTA.

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