Bramcote Conservation Society – Spring Newsletter 2013
There is only so much development that our local area can take before we can’t move or breathe!!
George Read, Chairman of Bramcote Conservation Society, writes: Thank you for your continued support over the last year. The committee has been lobbying on your behalf over the last six months to protect the Green belt in the local area for future generations. The decision regarding the development of Field Farm has been put back a couple of months and will be treated as an individual application rather than as part of the Core Strategy which will be decided at a later date. We are a not happy about this as there will no longer be a strategy if the planning applications are decide individually rather than as a whole as was first suggested. The lack of strategy could result in the local area being developed bit by bit. With atleast three new large planning applications being received locally along the ‘Nuthall Road corridor’ in the last year. The devastation of the greenbelt and the potential pressure that this is going to put on these currently over stretched roads and local communities is immense with upwards of 1200 houses being planned. Please contact your local councillor to lodge your objection.
I have written to our local Councillor and to our MP on your behalf to lodge our concern with the proposed HS2 line. We are very concerned that an opportunity could be missed regarding this development to ensure that the whole area around Toton/ Bardills/ The Tram Head and the fields along the A52 are not all developed to ’service the need’ of this rail line now the politicians see it as a ’good thing’ for Beeston. Our concern has been reinforced with the NEW proposal in the Core Strategy to amend the ’Greenbelt‘ in this area which has been introduced since the announcement of the HS2. This is very worrying. We should be protecting this area and not over developing this area of Broxtowe which is already very densely populated. By Broxtowe Borough Council proposing to amend the greenbelt are they going to forget their pledge to develop ‘Brown belt ‘ where possible. In this area there is a large area of potential brown land at Chetwyn Barracks which by negotiation could be made available in the next 20years.
We are very worried that our planners are ignoring what the great planners of London and Nottingham did in Victorian times to create and maintain the necessary ‘lungs’ of a city by keeping and incorporating green areas/parks and this ideal should be upheld. If this ideal is not upheld the population/development density on this side of the city will soon mean that there are very few green areas to enjoy , the roads that were built 80 plus years ago will be carrying many times more traffic than was intended with the intersections becoming even more snarled up at peak times. This is a suburban area where people live and need to travel to and from. Please remind your councillor and MP of this as, after the tram is finished there are likely to be even less buses as the tram puts them out of business. So, people will need more cars to get around to the shops/ schools and to work due to the tram routing and its inflexibility a point which none of the politicians have been able to grasp from day one. Nottingham’s trams were of course scrapped in 1936’s due to their inflexibility of route demands and expense of maintenance. We hope that History will not repeat itself !!
It has recently been proposed that over 1500 hundred houses are to be built on the old Stanton & Staveley iron works. While the use of the Brown Belt is to be encouraged we are concerned that the extra traffic is going to put even more pressure on our local roads as Ilkeston Road has been identified as a main access route to this new development from Nottingham and the A52 and M1.
The recent award that Broxtowe has won for the high standards of their parks and the increased area of land maintained is very good but we still need to maintain the Green belt to prevent our area becoming a large conurbation only broken by the M1 on the West side running from the Trent on the south to the A610 on the North.
Please can you contact your councillors and lobby our MP Anna Soubry to ensure that these areas are protected not just for now but for future generations as ‘ONCE IT’S GONE ITS GONE’
The barriers on Town street are due to be considered for refurbishment which is long overdue as they are now looking very tatty rusty. Once completed they will help tidy up the appearance of the village.
Broxtowe has earmarked money in next years budget to re-surface Town Street which is great news and well over due. We are also hopeful that they will take the opportunity to repair the footpaths at the same time which also need doing as they are currently very uneven.
Please take the time to contact our local representatives to ensure that your views on our surroundings are heard to protect the area for future generations.
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Thank you for your support .