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Public to have say over sites for new homes

10th December 2013 Broxtowe Borough Council, Help & Advice, Nottingham Evening Post, Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG), Stapleford Town Council, Upcoming Events Tags: , , 0 Comments

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MEMBERS of the public are being invited to have their say on the future of a Notts town.

Stapleford Town Council is holding a special meeting on Friday, December 20, at 6.30pm to discuss the Site Specific Allocation (SSA) plans being prepared by Broxtowe Borough Council.

The plans will outline the selection of sites for housing, employment, and protection of environmental sites in Broxtowe borough.

Those living in Stapleford will be able to tell the town council what areas they think should be developed or left alone from 6pm, before the meeting starts.

Councillor Jacky Williams, leader of Stapleford Town Council said:

“We want to hear people’s views on the future development of the town. This is a chance for the public to have their say on what is important to them.

“There are no specific proposals we are in favour of or against, but we still want people’s opinions. We obviously can’t say no to everything.

“One of the big issues is the potential for boundary changes with the development of new housing around the tram extension.

“People can also ask about the regeneration of the town.”

The development of 450 homes at Field Farm, off Ilkeston Road, Stapleford, will be brought up at the meeting by the Stapleford and Trowell Rural Action Group.

Zoe Cockcroft, chairman of the group, said:

“We want as many people to get involved and make their views known as possible.

“It is not usually easy to have your say on important issues like housing and regeneration in this way, so this is our chance. We will be making a statement which will enforce the fact that we do not want construction on Field Farm.”

To have your say, register an interest with the council by sending an email to staplefordtc@yahoo.co.uk or call 0115 939 1818.

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