The site in Rushcliffe where the homes are proposed to go. Image Credit: Fairham Pastures

3000 homes will be built in Rushcliffe, after the UK’s government housing accelerator signed a deal to support the demand for new houses.

Homes England has acquired 250 acres of the 650-acre site at Fairham to create a high quality diverse community.

Homes England will be working closely with land owners and Rushcliffe Borough Council on the housing project.

Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse MP said: “Government is on an urgent mission to deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s, helping a new generation to realise the dream of home ownership.

“Our £1.3 billion Land Assembly Fund is supporting more than 3,000 new homes in Rushcliffe, but it is also about building a community, with new space for culture and commerce – as we create a place the people of Nottinghamshire can be proud of.”

Dave Mitchell, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities, said: “Rushcliffe has been working hard to deliver its local plan which commits to building 13,150 new homes by 2028. Delivery of the Fairham site is essential to our ability to maintain the momentum required, whilst is it is also a strategically important site locally, regionally and nationally for Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and ourselves.”

“We will now look forward and remain committed to working closely with Homes England and CWC to ensure the delivery of a high-quality scheme that continues to enhance the attractiveness of Rushcliffe as a great place to live and work,” he added.