Packed Meeting Overwhelmingly Rejects Council’s Proposals to Remove Large Section of Bramcote’s Green Belt

IMG_4999At a packed meeting last night at the Memorial Hall, residents overwhelmingly rejected a proposal from Broxtowe Borough Council to remove a large portion of Bramcote’s Green Belt.

The meeting was called by Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum to formulate the Neighbourhood Forum’s Response to the Broxtowe Borough Council Consultation on a Potential Additional Site for Development in Bramcote.

The ‘Site’ which is green belt land includes all of Bramcote Hills Park and the land occupied by Bramcote Hills Primary School, Bramcote School, Bramcote 6th form college, Foxwood and the Leisure Centre as well as the Moor Lane running track area and the Coventry Lane playing Fields.

Question 2 on the Council’s Consultation Form ‘Do you think that the site should be allocated for development?’ was put to the meeting. As this question specifically refers to the whole site, residents overwhelmingly voted ‘No’. (188 residents at meeting. 186 voted ‘No’, 1 voted ‘Yes’, 1 abstained.).

The meeting was then asked if Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum’s response should include a recommendation that the site be considered for development on a granular basis (section by section). Resident’s voted by a substantial majority against this.

Before closing, Paul Nathanail, Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum urged residents to also give their personal responses to Broxtowe Borough Council’s consultation which can be found online via the following link: www.broxtowe.gov.uk/part2localplan

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4 Responses to Packed Meeting Overwhelmingly Rejects Council’s Proposals to Remove Large Section of Bramcote’s Green Belt

  1. Last night’s amazing turnout was testimony to the level of interest in shaping Bramcote in the coming decade. Many wanted to see new school buildings to replace the ones past their sell by date; many wanted the leisure centre to be part of any redevelopment in the area; many were keen to see the green infrastructure of the area enhanced.

    Members of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum and others interested in shaping the neighbourhood Plan for Bramcote will have the chance to take part in Community Design workshops … I will post more details here in a few days. Anyone living in Bramcote who is not yet a member of the Forum can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/b3LBK9

    Thank you once again to members of the Steering Group and of the Forum who helped lay out chairs and tables (and then put them all away again at the end).

  2. We only have 2 days to tell Broxtowe what we think of their proposal to develop what they have called the “Bramcote” Site.

    Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum, following the meeting on 30 August, has responded rejecting the suggestion that the Bramcote Site (which includes the Bramcote Hills Park, schools, leisure centre, playing fields) is suitable for development.

    Bramcote Residents ought to consider the Council’s suggestion and give their personal responses to Broxtowe Borough Council’s consultation which can be found online via the following link: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/part2localplan

  3. According to Council officers, the outcomes of this consultation will be published on 19 January along with the papers for the next Jobs & Economy Committee.

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