The number of homes planned for greenbelt land in Nuthall has been slashed by just under 200 –but a village councillor says the plan is still ‘ludicrous’.
Developers Wrenbridge and Horton Estate’ submitted a plan to Broxtowe Borough Council on Tuesady for 555 homes at Temple Park, reduced from their original suggestion of 734.
In a statement the developers say they have listened to the public at various consultation events since the plans were first mooted last year and also included a primary school, retirement village and more retail space.
But Nuthall councillor Phillip Owen said: “It’s totally unacceptable to suggest any building there whatsoever.”
He pointed out that the Government has suggested that the HS2 route goes straight thorugh the site, between the M1 and Mornington Crescent.
“Even if HS2 route won’t going through there, it’s still totally unacceptable.
“Greenbelt lands needs to reamin as greenbelt to provide a buffer.
“The suggestion that we are going to put 5oo houses on a road system that’s already over-capacity is just ludicrous.”
A spokesman for the developers, jointly known as Nottingham Nuthall LLP, said: “The scheme’s primary contribution to the area will be the 555 new homes and retirement village, which will make a significant contribution to the housing shortfall in Broxtowe as well as giving more choice to local families, first time buyers and retirees.”
The council, which says it needs to build 6,150 homes in by 2028, is expected to consider the plan later this year.