Civic VIP Opening Has Retford Show Home Launch All Wrapped Up
10 Dec 2019

East Retford Mayor, Cllr Garry Clarkson, was guest of honour for the official opening of town’s latest family-friendly new homes development.

Cllr Clarkson, who represents the East Retford North Ward, joined Linden Homes Midlands staff to cut the ribbon – taking the wraps off the new Treswell Gardens show home.

The ceremony marked the official launch of the 175-home development, where a number of three and four-bedroom properties have already been reserved and sold off plan since their release in October.

Designs include the stunning Mylne; the current show home and jewel in the crown of the development.

A fantastic four-bedroom home, the Mylne fits the bill perfectly when it comes to meeting the needs of modern family life; with its large kitchen/ dining area – complete with French doors which open out to the garden – spacious lounge and downstairs cloakroom.

Four good sized bedrooms, with space for all the family, make up the first floor; including ensuite to the master bedroom, and family bathroom.

As well as new housing for the area, Linden Homes Midlands is ploughing almost £1.1 million into project to benefit the local community.

The cash injection through the Section 106 planning agreement is a developer’s obligation to give something back to the community. Over the coming months, schemes earmark for a contribution include:

  • Almost £424,000 towards the extension of educational facilities at Carr Hill Primary School
  • Highways improvements 
  • Installation of a five-piece play area 
  • Contribution to the library
  • Public transport provision and bus stop improvements. 
  • Nine affordable homes on the development
  • Generic £455,000 contribution to The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - a local authority charges to raise funds to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services.

Linden Homes Midlands financial director, Fraser Hopes, said: “This is a proud moment for Linden and it’s great to celebrate this milestone with the town’s Mayor. We’re very excited to see the site grow and welcome future occupants.

“As part of the agreed planning permission Linden Homes will also be making significant financial contributions under the section 106 agreement which will go towards improvements in transport, education and leisure facilities in and around the local community.”

Retford offers the best of both worlds, boasting an air of rural tranquillity while being close enough to major town and cities for work and pleasure. A big attraction for families, the area also has a number of schools rated highly by Ofsted situated close by.

More details are available from the sales team on 01777 553239.


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