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20 Feb 2017

Field Farm Statement From STRAG

Statpleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG) Tags: , 1 Comment

Statement from Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG)

20th February 2017    Appeal Ref: APP/J3015/W/16/3154282

We are very disappointed and saddened with the outcome of the Inspector’s Report regarding Phase 1 of the development for 118 houses on Field Farm.

The Inspector’s report focussed on the ‘urban’ character of the site.  We feel that this is in contradiction of the fact that it was Green Belt land and that we, the body that has fought to prevent development on the site are known as Stapleford and Trowell Rural Action Group. This is not the development that was wanted by local residents, Stapleford Town Council or Broxtowe Borough Council.

The fact that the Government have overridden the view of a Local Authority is somewhat worrying.  Broxtowe Borough Council were not saying ‘do not build’.  They were hoping and asking that the quality of build, responsibility and duty of care needed from the Developer should do justice to the sensitive nature of the site.  Unfortunately the Developer has ignored them. Now that the Inspector has overruled the authority on all these issues, it sets a very worrying standard and basically means that our Council has no more than ‘meaningless control’ over builders once outline planning permission has been granted.

It is very much apparent that the Council had its hands bound by the wrong decisions made by the previous Council on the Broxtowe Aligned Core Strategy (BACS) and the outline planning permission. There have been so many mistakes made at the time of the BACS negotiations, lost opportunities and lack of ambition of national and regional spatial development policy.  This once again proves that housing provision in this country is developer-led and not planner-led and that ecological issues are quite blatantly ignored.

We had hoped that the whole site could have been taken into consideration from the onset so that a compromise could have been achieved. Ideally, this would have safeguarded some of the valuable countryside particularly the area north east beyond the ridge and plantation and at the back of Stapleford Hill, so precious for the wellbeing of local residents and visitors to the area.  It now seems that developer-led piecemeal proposals could in time ruin this as well.

STRAG will continue to monitor future proposals for further phases of development on this site. We urge everyone who cares to continue to keep a close eye on proceedings and to offer their support to us for the benefit of us all.

Zoe Cockcroft,  Chair STRAG

18 Jan 2016

Campaign to salvage ‘as much green space as possible’ amid plans for 450 new homes

Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard MacRae, Nottingham Evening Post, Statpleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG), Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments


Campaigners are fighting to salvage “as much green space for ordinary people as possible” amid plans to build 450 new homes in Stapleford.


01 Aug 2015

Film Of Stapleford Town Council Meeting 31 July 2015

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Film of the Stapleford Town Council Meeting held on Friday, 31st July 2015 at 7:00p.m. in the Carnegie Centre. 


16 Mar 2015

Very positive feedback on STRAG’s Field Farm alternative development plans

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We wish to update you on the feedback received to our alternative proposals to limit the damage from the planned housing development at Field Farm, sent on 29 January. Many thanks if you have replied to our consultation (and if you haven’t, your opinion is still important to us)!


06 Nov 2014

Field Farm: Council rubber stamps plans for 450 new Stapleford homes

Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham Evening Post, Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG), Stapleford Community Group Tags: , , , , 0 Comments


THE construction of hundreds of homes on greenbelt land has taken a step closer.




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