A new housing estate has been given planning permission and will now be built on the outskirts of Arnold.
A total of 148 new homes will be built on land to the east of Mansfield Road – the A60 – and north of Georgia Drive.
Outline planning permission was granted by Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee last night (Wednesday, August 7).
This means no exact details of the proposal have been decided, but the development has been agreed in principle.
Concerns were raised that the estate could become a ‘rat-run’, with drivers using it to get to and from Mansfield Road.
But planning officers assured the committee access to the site would be from Mansfield Road only, meaning drivers couldn’t cut through.
There will however be pedestrian access to the east of the site.
Labour councillor Paul Wilkinson, who represents the Carlton ward, said: “I’m happy to support this, and I particularly welcome the joined-up thinking which seems to be going on in terms of the access. I think that has countered some of the objections that have been raised.”
Mike Avery, the borough’s planning boss, said: “There will not be the creation of a rat run with vehicular access through the site from the west to the east.
“There will be one vehicular point of access. Pedestrian links, potentially, but only one vehicular access.”
As part of the scheme, the Labour-run Gedling Borough Council is asking developers Langridge Homes to pay £604,748 towards a new primary school in the Arnold area.
They have also asked that a contribution be made towards the cost of expansion of secondary places at Redhill Academy.
At the planning meeting last night, 14 councillors voted in favour, with two abstentions.