PHOTO: Neil Slack

Planning bosses on Gedling Borough Council will meet tonight (Wednesday,12) to give the thumbs up or down to developers hoping to get the go ahead for a number of large building projects in the borough.

Plans for a new Aldi on land next to the Teal Close development and 140 new homes on Rolleston Drive are amongst the plans being discussed tonight at the council chamber at the Civic Centre.

The proposals for a new Aldi have been submitted by Pegasus Planning Group on behalf of the German supermarket giant.

They request permission to construct a retail store (Class E) with associated car parking, landscaping and other infrastructure on land next to the Rivendell development.

Aldi near Netherfield
Artists impression of the new Aldi store near Netherfield

The planned car park will have 104 spaces available for parking. Customers would access the site from Magenta Way off Colwick Loop Road.

There will also be discussions around approving plans to create a new ‘local centre’ for the Rivendell Estate which will include new shops, a pub and children’s day nursery.

Plans to build 131 new homes on a former council depot site in Arnold, which have been recommended for approval, could also get the green light tonight.

Ilke Homes has put in planning permission to build the new properties on the brownfield land at Rolleston Drive.

The site had been left derelict and targeted by vandals, before a major fire in 2017 gutted what was left of the buildings.

Rolleston Drive in Arnold
The site for proposed housing on Rolleston Drive

The plans, if approved, would see the construction of two and three storey dwellings of modular construction comprising 45, two-bedroom, 73, three-bedroom and 13, four-bedroom properties of the following house types.

A council document published ahead of tonight’s planning committee meeting is recommending approval is granted.

It said: “The principle of the development accords with the objectives of national and local planning policies.

“It is considered that the site could be used for residential development without causing undue harm to visual and residential amenity, highway safety, ecological interests or flooding.”

Planning chiefs will also make decisions on a local centre planned next to the Chase Farm development in Gedling.

Developers are seeking full planning permission for the creation of a balancing lagoon with outline permission sought for the local centre, which is intended to include shops, a nursery, access and parking.

The meeting will take place tonight at 6pm. Moe details can be found HERE



  1. Hope the homes in Arnold get the go ahead. Lets make it as big as we can and rival Notts. It’s our capital and our London and we should be proud of this town.

  2. Think you’ll find Mapperley is the jewel in Gedling’s crown. If Arnold is seen as ‘the capital’ then God help us!! Only thing it has common in London is the crime rate.


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