A project that began for us in August 2008, has finally cleared an important hurdle. The land to the rear of Fisher Close in Sutton in Ashfield has been promoted for residential development through the Ashfield Local Plan for many years. The Local Plan has been through a difficult time, and an outline planning application was made in November 2020. Matters were resolved with the local highway authority, and the development was recommended for approval. Despite that, it was deferred at planning committee for highways reasons, and so we addressed the committee and responded to their questions at its second presentation on 6 October 2021. The members voted 5-4 to grant permission. Layout by IBA Planning.