I publish this information which was submitted by Toton Councillor, Mia Kee, to Bramcote Today’s Facebook page. Bramcote residents should be aware that the Green Belt in Bramcote may possibly be changed to accommodate the housing requirements of the Core Strategy. Bear in mind that our Bramcote Conservative Councillors stated in their election literature that they would defend the Green Belt. Mia Kee writes: Since the elections, Toton Councillors and the new Conservative administration have been working hard to try and address the Core strategy as put together by the previous ruling Labour- Liberal Democrat coalition, that sets out plans to build a minimum of 500 homes at Toton. Whilst it appears that with the legalities of the Core strategy and the increased certainty of HS2, some development on that site inevitable, the current plans as they stand, fall well short of making the most of the opportunity of HS2. As such, we have been looking at possibilities of prioritising high quality employment and business on the site.
In a recent development, Nottingham City Council, has put forward a suggestion that they may be in a position to take a quota of housing from Toton, to ensure that the associated development by the HS2 station maximises the potential economic benefits to the whole region. Quite apart from the economic potential and possibilities with regard to job creation at the site, we have heard again and again from you that, business use on the site is the preferred option for the majority of residents, as this would reduce the pressure on our already over-loaded local services, infrastructure and over-subscribed excellent schools.
The consultation on the plans starts today. To ensure a full local consultation, we have made sure that, for the first time, consultation documents are going to EVERY home in Toton and to all homes within a radius of 500m of the site. I entirely appreciate that many people have already responded to consultations on numerous occasions, but it is VITAL that as many people as possible respond to this consultation, stating that they wish to prioritise high quality business development, over a mass housing estate. Whilst there is no guarantee that an inspector will agree to amend the strategy as it stands, this is our best and last chance to amend the current housing figures of 500 homes at Toton. Please share this information with all those who you think may wish to respond to the consultation- they do not need to live in Toton and Chilwell Meadows.
To respond to the consultation online go to online consultation
Via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In writing to: Planning Policy Team, Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Paper forms are also available at:
Council Offices at Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays)
Toton Library Stapleford Lane, Toton, Nottingham, NG9 6GA (Monday 14:00-18:30, Wednesday 09:30-12:30 & 14:00-17:00, Friday 09:30-12:30 & 14:00-17:00, Saturday 09:30-13:00).
All responses must be received by the council by: 5.00pm Monday 23 November.
Where to view documents:
Broxtowe Borough Council’s website: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/hs2toton
Broxtowe Borough Council Offices: Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
(8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays);
Toton Library, Stapleford Lane, Toton, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6GA
(Monday 14:00-18:30, Wednesday 09:30-12:30 & 14:00-17:00, Friday 09:30-12:30 & 14:00-17:00, Saturday 09:30-13:00).