Planning permission for 73 new homes including bungalows and apartments for over 55s at the former Sandhurst Quarry site in Mansfield has been secured.

The scheme, approved by Mansfield District Council, includes public and private amenity space and access, internal road network and parking spaces and infrastructure.

Pegasus Group, on behalf of Dukeries Homes, secured permission for the development at the brownfield site comprising a former sand quarry which is located 1.5km south of the town centre.

Sands Quarry House Types
House types

The planning, architecture and environment teams worked collaboratively to create a high quality and attractive development, liaising with the client’s wider team including Armstrong Stokes and Clayton Limited on drainage and highways, and Brindle & Green Limited on trees, ecology and net gain in biodiversity in accordance with the draft Environment Bill.

The development comprises 73 homes of varying size and type, including semi-detached and detached properties, as well as apartments offering living space over 55s, all of a bespoke design.

Chris CalvertChris Calvert, executive director of Pegasus Group, who worked on the scheme with planner Ben Gibson, said: “The site was allocated for housing within the new local plan, and the team worked together to overcome key issues relating to highways and also secured a net gain in biodiversity.

“The new development will be flexible enough to respond to future changes in use, lifestyle and demography. This means designing for resource efficiency, creating flexibility in the use of property, public spaces and service infrastructure and introducing new approaches to transportation, traffic management and parking.

“The development will also be able to accommodate changes of use and circumstances through changing social, technological and economic conditions.”

Sands Quarry Landscape Masterplan

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