Retford Community To Benefit From £1 Million Cash Injection From Developer
11 Sep 2019

Improvements to the local library, public transport, educational facilities and a new play area to the collective tune of almost £1.1 million have been earmarked for the Retford community.

The cash injection by Linden Homes Midlands through the Section 106 planning agreement – a developer’s obligation to give something back to the community – marks the launch of its new Treswell Gardens site, where the first homes are now available to reserve.

The money will be ploughed into a number of schemes over the coming months, and has been earmarked for:

  • 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.

As well as the numerous benefits to people living and working in Retford, there is also something for people looking to move to or within the area – with the Linden Homes development at Tiln Lane offering 186 new homes.

The first of the three and four-bedroom properties - including a show home - are due to be completed by November, with Treswell Gardens already attracting huge interest and early reservations.

Linden Homes Midlands sales and marketing director Vanessa MacNee said: “We are delighted to be back in Nottinghamshire and extremely happy with the initial high level of interest.

We strive not only to meet, but to exceed the demands of our customers; in terms of design and quality, but equally taking into account location, proximity to good schools and commuter links to offer the very best home and lifestyle package.”

While not everyone has the courage or confidence to buy a new home from plan – there are huge benefits to be gained by cherry picking your preferred plot from the drawing board including:

  • Selecting a plot with a sought-after south facing garden
  • Contemporary kitchens and bathrooms
  • Choosing preferred taste tiles, units and worktops in some cases
  • Having a blank canvas from which to plan a new home
  • Lower utility bills and reduced maintenance bills that new homes can offer
  • New materials used in the construction process also mean that new homes are more energy efficient than their older counterparts.
  • 10-year industry new build protection.
  • Enjoying pre-show home prices

For more details about the development, contact Linden Homes on 01777 553387 or visit Brown and Co Estate Agents in Retford for all sales inquiries. 

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 schools rated highly by Ofsted situated close by.


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