Housing plans spark anger

NEAABE120328j2, Natalie and Andrew Bass with dog Millie near proposed housing site in Newthorpe.
NEAABE120328j2, Natalie and Andrew Bass with dog Millie near proposed housing site in Newthorpe.

ANGRY residents have revealed their opposition to plans that earmark huge swathes of land – including some greenbelt sites – for thousands of new homes.

Broxtowe Borough Council has allocated sites across the area for potential housing development with Eastwood facing nearly 1,500 new homes and a further 1,500 set out across three sites around Brinsley.

On top of that, Kimberley faces over 400 houses, Giltbrook could get over 700 homes, including 483 houses near Baker Road, and a further 734 could be built off Woodhouse Way in Nuthall.

Even Awsworth faces a massive 532-home development on land at Newtons Lane – with even more homes planned elsewhere in the village.

Most of these large sites would only be suitable to build on if changes to planning policy, which were announced this week, made it possible.

Another of these potential developments would see more than 400 houses built on land off Beauvale in Newthorpe.

The proposals are part of the council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and a council spokesman moved to reassure residents that no decision had been made on any of the sites as they were just suggestions.

A public consultation asking for even more housing sites ends on Monday so you must be quick if you want to have your say. The council will be publishing a final list of sites in the summer.

To see all the current proposals and to have your say on the plans, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk and click on planning and building control then ‘SHLAA Call For New Sites’.

Alternatively copy and paste this link – www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4222 – into your internet brower.

Let us know what you think of the housing plans by emailing us at news@eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk.

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