Village Green Application 

Steve Carr writes: I have today received a letter from the County Council advising me of the progress of the application for Village Green status for the Moor Lane Playing Field.
The application was advertised earlier this year and during the time it was on deposit, one objection was received. This objection came on behalf of the White Hills Park Academy Trust.
As a result the applicant has decided to withdraw the application and the County Council will not be moving forward with this matter.
I am sure that many will find this a worry. This area was taken out of the Green Belt last year but we have been told constantly that development here will not take place as it will get Village Green status. That isn’t now the case.
I have asked for a meeting with the Head of Planning at Broxtowe Council to discuss this matter.

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9 Responses to Village Green Application 

  1. As the applicant, may I correct the above. The deciding objection to the application was that from the County Council that pointed out giving the area village green status would compromise the council’s ability to use the land for the sporting and recreational educational purposes it was acquired for and is currently being used for.

    • As Chairman of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum may I correct Steve’s posting in one respect. The Moor Lane playing fields are and remain in the green belt and only a decision by Broxtowe as part of Part 2 of the local plan can change that status.
      The Forum is exploring its powers under the planning system to secure the continued present state of affairs.

    • Steve Carr says:

      Interesting as that is not what the letter sent to me says.

      I will clarify.

    • Just to set the record straight the ‘letter from Nottinghamshire County Council on behalf of the landowners (letter from Notts County Council about TVG) which although not submitted as part of the objection is still something that the Registration Authority will be considering as part of the determination of the application.’

      So while I received two items of correspondence opposed to the village green application, only one was an ‘objection’ but both would have been considered by the Registration Authority.

      Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

  2. Cllr Martin Plackett Bramcote Ward BBC says:

    Hi Steve. As I understand, and believe the MOOR LANE PLAYING FIELDS on being taken out of the Greenbelt as part of the Green belt review will become protected LOCAL GREEN SPACE having the same protection as Greenbelt. If I am correct and the Head of Broxtowe Planning confirm the same then residents should have no worries regarding this precious piece of this much loved open green space. Martin.

    • Martin

      There seems no good reason to make ANY change to the green belt at the present time. And if there is to be a change then there is little reason to take the whole of the land in Bramcote between the A52 and the baloon wood junction out of the green belt.

      There is no commitment in the Conservative Party manifesto about local green space but there is (a single) mention for the green belt.


  3. Steve Carr says:

    I hope so

  4. Martin Plackett. Cllr Bramcote Ward B BC says:

    My post was simply to ASSURE Bramcote folk that If/When any Greenbelt changes are enacted the Moor Lane Playing Fields would be offered protected ‘Local Green Space’ so ensuring protection from development. Steve no doubt will confirm or otherwise my assertion after talking with Broxtowe’s Head of Planning.

    • RichHartman says:

      Remember what happened to the ‘protected space’ of the Thoresby Road golf course. It wasn’t protected from development at all. So can you really give any cast-iron assurance that the land will never be developed?
      So long as our population continues to grow and our government continues to fail to stem immigration we will still need more and more land to build homes. And what better place to build new homes than close to a new school.
      It is a fact that no piece of land can really be protected from development unless it is made illegal to develop it.
      The ‘protection’ about which you speak is only a policy not a law.

      You only have to look at how many policies have recently been changed overnight by our conservative government to see how temporary and fickle some policies can be.

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