Local Developer Welcomes HS2 Announcement
East Midlands based developer Peveril Homes has welcomed the recent announcement that Toton has been identified as the sole location for the new High Speed 2 hub in the East Midlands.
The announcement came after a review led by Sir David Higgins to identify the location that would provide the most appropriate site for the east branch of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds concluded that Toton should be the sole option.
The Toton site is adjacent to a strategic development, which has been promoted through Broxtowe Borough Council’s Local Plan process.
James Smith is the development director for Peveril Homes and he commented on the news:
“As someone who lives in the area I can certainly see the benefits from bringing HS2 to Toton. I am personally delighted that Broxtowe will reap the undoubted benefits of having the East Midlands Hub here.”
“Separately, we have had constructive dialogue with the new council leadership as well as community groups to ensure we maximise the economic opportunities HS2 will bring the area, whilst at the same time ensuring the Council meets it’s important obligations to provide much needed new homes in the Borough.”
An amended application for a mixed use development of 500 new homes, new school provision, sports and recreational space as well as employment opportunities and a care home will be shortly submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council. This will incorporate the Inspector’s recommendations and feedback from the local community.
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