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120-home development near Colwick Loop Road in Gedling is to be recommended for approval

The plans are up for debate at Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee next week, with council officers advising the development should be given the go-ahead.

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Councillors will be recommended to approve the next stages of a 120-home development close to the Colwick Loop Road in Gedling.

The plans are up for debate at Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee next week, with council officers advising the development should be given the go-ahead.

The development would be based to the south of Burton Road, across from the playing fields of Carlton le Willows Academy, while its eastern boundary would border the busy link road.

The scheme is being submitted in its reserved matters stage after councillors previously approved outline permission for the development in January 2021.

The proposals to be debated by councillors on Wednesday (October 13) involve the development’s layout, scale, landscaping and appearance in the reserved matters stage.

Documents to be reviewed next week suggest there will be a central area of open space on-site, as well as recreational space to the south of the land.

The majority of existing trees and hedgerows are expected to be retained, with more trees and hedges planted.

Carlton le Willows School
The houses will be built opposite Carlton le Willows playing fields PHOTO: Neil Slack Photography

The overall development proposes a range of two, three and four-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, including two wheelchair-accessible bungalows.

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Up to 24 will be affordable homes.

The documents state: “The application is for the erection of 120 dwellings.

“This will include 96 open market dwellings with a housing mix comprising 10 two-bedroom properties, 53 three-bed properties, 33 four-bed properties, all of which would be two-storey.

“Twenty-four [will be] affordable dwellings, comprising 17 affordable rented and seven intermediate units, with the housing mix [comprising] two two-bed bungalows, 12 two-bed houses, eight three-bed houses, and two four-bed properties.

“There would also be two main areas of public open space, [with] a more conventional equipped area of play located toward the centre of the site.

“There would also be narrow green strips along the front of the site and to the eastern boundary with Colwick Loop Road.”

Ten letters of objection have been sent to Gedling Borough Council in response to the plans, all from neighbours on existing streets such as Linden Grove.

Concerns have been raised about the loss of greenbelt land, the impact of this development and the ongoing Gedling Access Road works, its impact on ecology, traffic and potential flooding.

Residents also view services including doctors and schools are “at capacity and not able to accommodate the increase in population”.

But the council’s planning department views the scheme as acceptable and has recommended the development for approval.

A spokesperson for Miller Homes, the developer behind the scheme, previously said: “With the site already allocated for housing by the local council, and having an outline planning consent, our proposed development, which will range from two-bedroom starter to four-bedroom family homes including affordable homes, would bring much-needed new residential properties to the area to help meet local demand.

“If our application is successful, we anticipate work starting on site in late autumn.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I remember this land being earmarked for building years ago, before the present relief road was built. It would seem a natural expansion from Lindley . I understand the concerns about schools and other services but they are present now and more demand would be an impetus to rectify shortages. Perhaps it will also be a catalyst for improvement of the only us service to go along Burton Rd, the 26 which operates every30 minutes and is often late. The whole Rivendell development needs public transport links too. Something that is always forgotten with the emphasis on cars.

  2. What about the standard of building? Will the houses have an adequate degree of insulation and draft proofing to reduce the loss of heat and thereby reduce the amount and cost of the fuel? We need a higher standard of building in the future now we are confronted with global heating.

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