Readers’ reaction to Core Strategy

File photo dated 22/01/08 of houses in south Derbyshire as  Surveyors' expectations that house prices are set to increase into the new year surged to their highest levels in more than 14 years in November. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 10, 2013. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that a balance of 59% more surveyors predict rises will increase rather than edge down over the next three months as the number of homes for would-be buyers to choose from continued to fall "well short" of demand. Meanwhile, the proportion of surveyors predicting sales will pick up heading into 2014 reached a record level, with a net balance of 76% more surveyors expecting sales to increase, marking the highest reading in records going back to 1998. See PA story ECONOMY House. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/01/08 of houses in south Derbyshire as Surveyors' expectations that house prices are set to increase into the new year surged to their highest levels in more than 14 years in November. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 10, 2013. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that a balance of 59% more surveyors predict rises will increase rather than edge down over the next three months as the number of homes for would-be buyers to choose from continued to fall "well short" of demand. Meanwhile, the proportion of surveyors predicting sales will pick up heading into 2014 reached a record level, with a net balance of 76% more surveyors expecting sales to increase, marking the highest reading in records going back to 1998. See PA story ECONOMY House. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The approval of controversial blueprints to build 2,350 new homes in the Eastwood and Kimberley area has sparked outrage among our readers.

Clearly a hot topic this week, many of you have been writing in to the Advertiser or taking to social media to voice your concerns about the ‘core strategy’ approved at the Broxtowe Borough Council meeting last Wednesday (September 17).

Most of your concerns have been about building on the greenbelt and an increase in traffic across the district.

Rumbletums cafe manager Jeff Buck said: “New homes have to be built somewhere but this should be on brownfield sites rather than on greenbelt.

“And there are 870,000 empty homes in the UK - there should be a strategy for bringing these back into use.”

Kaycee Campbell-Butler agreed and added: “What is the point of making greenbelt areas if people are just going to build on them, no matter how many people object.

“These areas already do not have enough schools, nurseries, doctors and dentists for the community that live in the surrounding areas, not to mention the roads and access required.”

Kimberley resident Will Heath also got in touch to raise the concern of many residents that these towns would become part of Nottingham.

He said: “Do we want Kimberly to start looking like Radford and Aspley? No.

“We actually want green places and fields, not another estate.”

Have you had your say yet? Let us know whether you think the core strategy plans will benefit your area or not.

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