Planning permission has been granted for a multi-million pound regeneration of The Meadow’s Arkwright Walk.

Nottingham City Council has approved the plan to build 112 homes on Arkwright walk, formerly Arkwright Street.

The plans are part of an £18 million pound regeneration scheme for the area, which has been boarded up for years.

Demolition began late last year, with 146 houses demolished in Arkwright Walk, Blackstone Walk and Manifold Gardens.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, said: “This is an exciting time for The Meadows and a real opportunity to enhance connectivity and maximise the regeneration potential of the area.

“New properties will further increase the range of homes as the neighbourhood goes from strength to strength.”

One hundred families have been rehomed following the demolition of the 1960’s houses built as part of the ‘New Meadows’.

The site was once a pivotal link between Nottingham Railway Station and the City Ground, and a major shopping area until the early 1970s.

The plans were submitted by Keepmoat Homes house builders, who have started preparatory work in Arkwright Walk.

The plan is for 78 two, three, and four bedroom homes, as well as 32 two bed flats set to be completed by 2019.

“Crucial to this project has been the strong community spirit”

Andy Mason, Regional Director at Keepmoat East Midlands, said: “We are incredibly experienced in delivering new homes in Nottingham, and gaining planning permission for the 112 two, three and four-bed family homes in the meadows is the next step in our ambitious growth plans.

“Crucial to this project has been the strong community spirit in The Meadows, resulting in strong resident involvement in the design and a desire from all involved to see the area benefit from well designed new homes.

“We will work hard to bring real social value and leave a lasting legacy from our work in The Meadows, ensuring the development will create not just new homes, but new jobs, and opportunities for the duration of the build and beyond.”

North Arkwright Walk will connect to the South, as it is currently separated by a play area used by Crocus Fields Outreach Centre.

The land at the back of the centre will be used to create the arterial route which will connect the city to The Meadows and West Bridgford.

The Arkwright Walk project is part of a wider plan to build 2,500 homes for rent and purchase across Nottingham over the next four years.

The Southern Gateway scheme running from 2016 to 2019 aims to transform the Broadmarsh Centre, Station Street and Arkwright Walk, funded by £10.3 million from the government and £2.6 million of Nottingham City Council transport money.