A petition has been launched objecting to proposals for up to 120 homes to be built on former green belt land in Gedling
As reported on Gedling Eye on Tuesday, Northern Trust Company has applied for permission to put up the homes on a 10-acre site off Burton Road, near the junction with Colwick Loop Road and the Gedling Access Road.
To allow the development to happen, the site has been taken from being within the green belt to an allocation within the adopted Gedling Local Plan so that planning permission can be granted, which has angered local residents.
And now a petition has been started by local resident Sam Stiling.
The Netherfield resident told Gedling Eye: “I feel very strongly about this application. Not only will this development put yet more strain on the existing infrastructure and local services, like doctors and schools, the site has been stolen from the green belt.
“If the boundaries can moved so easily now, what is to stop this happening again and again.”
A spokesperson for Gedling Borough Council said; “The site is allocated for residential development in our Local Planning Document and our planning committee resolved to grant outline planning permission in August 2020, subject to the completion of a legal agreement to secure improvements to education, health care provision and bus stops, on site public open space and the delivery of affordable housing.
“The agreement has now been completed and the permission has been issued. Prior to granting permission, the Council sought view from, and received no objection from the Environment Agency, the Lead Local Flood Authority, Severn Trent and the Highways authority.”
You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/gedling-borough-council-stop-plans-to-build-120-new-homes-on-former-green-belt-land-in-gedling