Future of Nottinghamshire’s Harrier Park unveiled

15.01.24 3 min read by Charlotte Kennedy

This week, we have completed the submission of a second planning application for six new industrial buildings at Harrier Park.

In December 2023, we submitted a reserved matters planning application to Ashfield District Council for five new buildings at Harrier Park totalling 406,000 sq ft.

Plans for a sixth and final building have now been submitted, demonstrating our commitment to the Harrier Park project, supercharging growth and job opportunities to the area.

Combined, the overall total amount of employment space on which planning consent is being sought is 574,820 sq ft.

Alongside the existing buildings on site, and subject to planning approvals, there will be more than 850,000 sq ft of employment space with potential for thousands of new jobs.

Sitting in-between junction 26 and 27 of the M1, north of Nottingham, Harrier Park is located on the former RAF Hucknall Airfield site which saw the testing of engines for the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and the Harrier Jump Jet.

Illustration of Harrier Park

Our partnership with landowner Rolls-Royce represents a holistic, place-changing approach to regeneration.

To date, a total of 650 mixed-tenure homes for all family sizes have been built in the growing family-friendly Hucknall community on the former airfield site, complete with a public park called “Merlin Park” and extensive public open space, managed by The Land Trust, community amenities and a new primary school.

 

James Pitt, Managing Director, Yorkshire and North East, said:

We want to be a catalyst for further innovation, continuing the legacy of what has been seen here for nearly a century. Our community-focused approach to regeneration is about bringing people and place together, while at the same time creating opportunities for everyone to thrive and prosper. We’re committed, along with our partners, to creating sustainable places, leaving a long-term positive legacy. ”

Harrier Park has been designed to encourage holistic regeneration with a real focus on active travel and biodiversity.

We have committed to making sure that Harrier Park is delivered to the highest sustainability standards and is targeting buildings that will meet the requirements of Net Zero Carbon in Construction in line with the UKGBC framework.

Our approach to creating beautiful and diverse places that enhance sustainability and community is outlined in ‘The Muse Way’, which showcases how it’s working to deliver a brighter future for towns and cities, its partners and communities.

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