Key Considerations

We have carefully considered a range of issues while developing the proposal for the site.


You can find further details below regarding:

  • Environmental Statement

  • Transport and Access

  • Sustainability

  • Ecology and Biodiversity

  • Flood Risk and Drainage

  • Archaeological Evaluation


Example of an existing similar development

Environmental Statement

We are producing an Environmental Statement to accompany the planning application which will assess the potential impact of the proposed development on the local environment. This will assess a range of issues including the landscape and visual impact, ecology, archaeology, transport, noise, air quality and flood risk. 

The Environmental Statement will be available to view on Ashfield District Council’s planning portal once the planning application has been submitted.  It will also be possible to comment on the application as part of the Council’s statutory consultation.

Transport and access

The proposed site is in a highly sustainable and accessible location with good road, pedestrian and cycle links to local employment, facilities and services.

Sutton Parkway train station can be easily accessed from the site and provides direct hourly train services to Worksop to the north, via Mansfield, and Nottingham to the south. In addition, the bus stops near to the site on Low Moor Road provide regular links to surrounding areas, including Mansfield, Nottingham, Ripley and Derby.

The proposed access to the development is via Low Moor Road. This would be provided through modification of the existing traffic light-controlled junction between Penny Emma Way and Low Moor Road by providing a fourth arm to the junction.

An independent Transport Assessment has been undertaken which has considered the potential transport and highways impact of the proposal. This has found that there will be no adverse impact from traffic generated by the development on the local road network. The Transport Assessment will be submitted with the planning application.

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Sustainability would be a key focus for the development. We want to support the transition to a zero-carbon society and our energy strategy will look to minimise energy demand, utilise energy more efficiently and supply at least 10% of energy from low carbon and renewable energy sources.

The development will have an all-electric approach with homes heated by air source heat pumps. Each property will also have the capacity for electrical vehicle charging.

Ecology and biodiversity

An Ecological Review of the site has been undertaken which found the site to be of low ecological value.

The proposal for the site includes retained and enhanced hedgerows, woodland tree planting, and landscaping, which together with the public open space will help to improve the variety of wildlife and plants on site.


Flood risk and drainage

A Flood Risk Assessment has been carried out which will be submitted with the planning application.


There is a very low risk of flooding from watercourses on the site. 


Our proposal has also been developed to incorporate sustainable drainage systems which will reduce the risk of surface water flooding on site and significantly reduce the risk of surface water flooding downstream on Low Moor Road.  

Archaeological evaluation

An archaeological evaluation has been carried out, including a geophysical survey. The survey has confirmed a very low archaeological potential and there is no evidence that the site contains or has the potential to contain archaeological remains of sufficient importance to preclude or constrain development.