Gedling Borough Council has received around 1,000 letters of objection to plans to create a retail and housing development on land in Calverton.
Hundreds of other comments have also been submitted online by residents opposed to plans to build on open land in St Wilfrid’s Square in the centre of Calverton – a scheme which has been branded “completely inappropriate” locally.
Parish councillor Mike Hope told Calverton-Nottingham.co.uk said: “The parish council and the village are very concerned about this development.
“I’ve been standing in the square on Saturday mornings and knocking on doors asking people about it, and I think I’ve come across just five people who think it ought to go ahead. More or less the whole village is against it.
If approved by the council, the open space would be redeveloped with a new block, sitting between the existing shops and Mansfield Lane.
This would provide four new shops on the ground floor, with two levels of housing on top. The established trees on the site would be replaced with new ones along the building’s edge should the bid get the green light.
In the application from developer Wayshop1 (Tree) Limited, it says that “the scale of the proposed development respects that of the existing buildings in St Wilfrid’s Square” while adding measures had been taken to mitigate the new flats overlooking existing homes in the area, such as angled balconies covered with metal mesh.