Bramcote CAT 4 March 2019 Meeting Minutes

For full minutes please click here.  Agenda items included:

Update on Action Plan

WHPF – New School Update

Voter ID Pilot

Clean and Green Initiative

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Police Update

Café in the Park Update  

Neighbourhood Plan Update 

Residents’ Issues



  1. Thanks for these. I’m really surprised that there is no mention of the issues (access, traffic, pollution, infrastructure) that have repeatedly been raised in relation to the WHPF housing development. I understood that this was going to be raised by one of the councillors but there seems to be no mention of it. At what point will these really serious concerns be addressed?

    My apologies for not actually being at the meeting, I’m afraid I was at another one for which I am Secretary, so couldn’t miss it.

    ​Jane Bowden



  2. It is great to see these minutes being published so promptly. Given that this is the last CAT before the May elections, it seems right and proper to thank Councillors Doddy and Plackett for enabling these meetings to happen over the past years… and to put in a request that our new councillors (of whatever party, or none) continue to engage with residents.

    The current rate of house building is a serious concern – only made worse by the delay in the release of land from Chetwynd. The new council will have an early task to review the Aligned Core Strategy – and the validity of the Broxtowe target of 6150 new homes during the life of the plan must be carefully reviewed, and potentially reduced quite substantially.


  3. Tonight’s Council planning committee will discuss a planning application on the green belt in Bramcote. Details are available from the agenda available from

    The planning officers recommended refusal but one of our local Bramcote Councillors has decided to ask for the decision to be called in for councillors to decide. To be clear, council officers could have refused this planning application under delegated powers. Instead, a local councillor who stood under a promise to defend the green belt has used powers that jeopardise our already eroded green belt.
    Let’s hope the planning committee follow the advice of council officers and unanimously vote to refuse planning permission.
    The councillor is invited to defend the decision to call in this application rather than allow officers to deal with it under delegated powers.


  4. The Planning Application you refer too was NOT recommended by Broxtowe Planners and was NOT approved by last night’s Planning Committee, I am fully supportive of both the Planners recommendation and the Committees decision.


  5. Martin –

    Thanks for letting us know that the Planning Officers’s advice was followed by the councillors on this occasion. I am dismayed however that a Bramcote councillor would’ve risked more development in the green belt when we have already given up so much as a result of the Conservative/ Lib Dem coalition decision to scrap the School for the Future programme just as Notts schools were due to get their funding.

    I share and appreciate your support of both Officers and the Committee’s decision.


  6. Martin /Steve …..About the A 52 new speed cameras has Highways England received its financial settlement for 2019/20 yet and when will they be installed?


  7. Sadly no Alan. Share your frustration. Have pressed strongly for a commencement date not least since our last CAT meeting. Highways England reiterate that they are still awaiting financial allocation and commencement date for the project which they expect in the coming year. I had the opportunity to meet with a senior H E Officer regarding grass cutting maintenance on the A52 last week and pressed him to seek such assurance as promised for the scheme. Our M P and her Staff too have pressed for such assurance and date promising as with H E to keep all stakeholders up to date as the planned work is scheduled.


  8. Steve/Martin + Labour Party
    Any news?
    I contacted HE but they failed to reply
    Safe roads are essential in our area and looking at the the 3 parties promises none of them make any mention of safe roads which is a pity. Or have I misssed something?


    1. Alan – as you’re aware, roads are the responsibility of the County Council or Highways England so are not under direct Broxtowe Council control. I believe there has been much lobbying for speed limit enforcement on the A52 by various people and, if elected, this is a crucial issue we would continue to press.

      I have asked HE if consideration could be given to reducing the speed limit on the approach to the Bramcote roundabout from 40mph to 30 further back (around the Church Street junction or the bus stop) rather than right on the roundabout itself, which is really too late to cut speed.

      There are other concerns regarding the shocking condition of many of our road surfaces, parking difficulties and safety of children going to and from school.

      Although not strictly in Bramcote, I note that the pedestrian crossing promised for Hickings Lane, for which I believe the developers of the retirement complex have already paid, has not materialised. This is not good enough.


  9. No news Alan as I write. Certainly as I mentioned on a B T post this last week I will continue to press for soonest action to install the speed monitoring devices on our busy and dangerous A52


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