Bat house being built and farm buildings to be demolished to make way for Gedling Access Road

 Bat house being built and farm buildings to be demolished to make way for Gedling Access Road

PICTURE: Francis Rodrigues

Work to demolish an iconic farm building and also construct a new bat house has begun to help clear the way for the development of the new Gedling Access Road (GAR).

Construction has already started on a bat house which is being built due to the loss of daytime and maternity roosts as a result of the demolition of Glebe Farm, which will take place in May.

A spokesman for VIA, who are managing the work on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Bats are a protected species and the location of existing bat roosts have been identified during previous and ongoing ecological and environmental assessments along the route of GAR.”

The Glebe Farm buildings will then be demolished, and this work is expected to take six weeks.

A spokesman for VIA said: “These advanced works are compliant with the planning permission granted and a historic building record of Glebe Farm has been completed.”

The go ahead was given buy the two areas of land that form part of Glebe Farm on Lambley Lane back in October 2018.

Some local residents said they would be sad to see the properties reduced to rubble.

MEMORIES: Glebe Farm in Gedling Village (IMAGE: Francis Rodrigues)

Iris Lane said: “I’ll be sad to see it go. Glebe Farm is part of our heritage and too many of these buildings are being lost and replaced by more modern monstrosities.

PLANNED ROUTE: Gedling Access Road

But Gedling Village Local History & Preservation Society member Francis Rodrigues said the demolition work was all part of progress.

He said: ”Although It’s sad to see Glebe Farm disappear, the benefit to Gedling Village of the new road (GAR) is immense and will improve the quality of life for thousands of local residents in and around Gedling Village, Carlton and Netherfield.

“All the HGVs will all disappear and the traffic traveling to Burton Joyce & Netherfield will now Bypass Gedling Village.

He added: “The building has been recorded and photographed for historical purposes.”


The Gedling Access Road will be a 3.8km stretch of road linking the existing A612 Trent Valley Road/ Nottingham Road to Mapperley Plains (B684).

It has been designed to ease congestion in Gedling Village whilst providing safe access to the new Chase Farm housing estate on the former Gedling colliery site.

The GAR is being constructed by Nottinghamshire County Council and Via East Midlands in partnership with Homes England (HE), Gedling Borough Council and also Keepmoat Homes – the housing developer for the Chase Farm site, who are joint funding the new road.


  • Disgusting safe the bat’s you’ve wrecked Gedling pit the horrid houses not to mention that’s why the wild life Trust pulled out save this land and the bat’s and the grazing who I forgot back handers joanie Mitchell u don’t know what you’ve got till its gone save paradise no put up a parking lot disgusting u all ought to be ashamed of urself s

  • Just knock down netherfield and put all the new houses and roads down you want. Waste of space nevo. Spend the money on Arnold

    • Arnold a bit like nevo only bigger

    • The last few times I’ve been to Arnold, it’s been like a ghost town, Netherfield is always busy….

      I also recall a few knife crimes in the Arnold area recently, but not in Netherfield….

      Just saying.

  • The gar will represent the new urban border. All green space leading up to the gar will be developed over time. Applications have already been approved for further development.

  • why knock down Netherfield. Carlton and Netherfield never get any money for any redevelopment, we would love a bridge over the trent this way. what has Netherfield done anything to you. Arnold seems to get everything.

  • Interesting comment from preservation and historical society that demolishing something old is all part of progress. What was originally a relief road has become an access road and none of the new builds have access to it so all the traffic will go through Gedling. The society were the ones pushing for this road and they should hang their heads in shame.

    • I think the individual concerned has his own agenda and is only interested in the few houses on Main Road. Ironically, his little group was originally set up many years ago to oppose the new road when it was going to run closer to their houses.

  • How great for Gedling! We all know how noisy and disrupting living there is! So glad I live in netherfield, it’s not used as a thoroughfare by everyone at all! Even if it was, the narrow roads and one way system are definitely suitable for HGVs, commuters and anyone wanting to go between the loop road, Colwick, Burton Joyce and the huge retail park and Gedling, Carlton, Arnold and Bakersfield!
    Don’t worry though, we don’t matter.

  • it was lovely seeing the horses as you pass so what’s happened to them?
    you ruin everything there will be no green land left

    • Yes, I used to love seeing the horses and the old buildings. I would like to know what has happened to the horses too.

  • I am disgusted that Glebe farm has been demolished to makeway for an access road which is totally uneccesary I used to ride at Glebe farm when I was girl and my grandparents lived in gedling village, as usual no consideration taken for history or wildlife you should hang your heads in shame

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