Bramcote Hills Golf Course Planning Application Refused

Stop Press: The planning application for the proposed retirement complex on Bramcote Hills Golf Course has been refused by this evening’s Planning Committee Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council. 11 votes against, 2 abstentions and no votes for.

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  1. Very well done to everyone who contributed to this evenings Planning Committee hearing, not least residents who wrote directly to BBC and particularly Steve Austin who collated objections in a written submission to this evenings debate.

    Thank you too to Darren Henry MP who asked that residents views/objections be taken into account by the Committee.

    I trust the Developer in considering the strong objections voiced tonight will reconsider and bring forward an acceptable plan for this site.

    May I suggest our representatives seek a meeting with the Developer, residents and planners to seek a Development residents can support.

    It must be noted that the original planning application was refused by the previous Council Administration on the grounds that this protected open green space should not be developed. However outline planning permission was approved by an Inspector on appeal in 2016 and the Developer is therefore required to submit detailed plans acceptable to the Council within 5 years.

    Let us remain vigilant to ensure any development is acceptable to all parties.

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    1. Thank you too to Darren Henry MP who asked that residents views/objections be taken into account by the Committee.

      This is what ALL Councillors do on the Planning Committee anyway. Not much of a comment from the MP apart from asking members to do what they do already.

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    2. I’m not sure why Darren Henry thought that he needed to ask us to take residents views into account. Of course we do. His failure to back residents was disappointing and his comment pointless.

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  2. Not wishing quite rightly to register direct involvement in a Planning Committee decision (a quasi judicial committee) Darren Henry M P by asking for residents views/objections to be taken into account was registering his support for the many Bramcote folk who contacted him with regard to this planning application.

    A sad fact that negative comments, not appreciated I would suggest by B T readers and electors alike seem to be a daily diet from some contributors.

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    1. It is sad Martin it really is, but what else can people mention when our MP doesn’t in my opinion seem to be bothered about Broxtowe and more bothered about following the party line.

      He came to Stapleford a while ago and visited the Foodbank at Montrose Court and then visited Stapleford Community Group and the #StaplefordFoodProject. He met and spoke to many of the volunteers who daily give up there own time to help get food and other items to people in need. Had a few pictures taken then left.

      Later that day his newsletter came out where he mentioned the pub he went to after the visit to Montrose Court and mentioned how he pulled a pint in the pub/micro brewery. Absolutely no mention of the great work the many volunteers are doing as he witnessed.

      Says he keen on cycling in the area and wants to promote it as much as possible yet when told about free cycle coding again absolutely no mention in his newsletters or social media. But did turn up to have a photo taken.

      Seems to be a pattern here.

      When Anna Sourby was the MP she always used her newsletter to promote all that was happening locally and always supported what was happening locally.

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      1. Martin Plackett, as a regular reader of Bramcote Today I absolutely agree with you about the petty negativity of a few particular contributors to this site. It’s a shame they set their bar at such a low level of discourse.

        As an aside, if I was the particular local councillor critiquing Broxtowes MP over his communications strategy I would make absolutely sure that my own communication was 100% factually accurate.

        In my opinion Councillor Macrae’s comment about the cycle coding event being unreported in social media by Darren Henry is factually incorrect. As a keen cyclist myself, I recall that Darren Henry clearly communicated the Bike Marking event he attended, on his public Facebook page on 17th October 2020 at 16.55 and also on his public Twitter page. In fact Councillor Macrae even replied to Darrens Facebook posting. These are still available to view.

        I certainly don’t think Darrens Newsletter needs our independent Councillor as its editor. As local constituent I quite frankly prefer to keep abreast of local news from Daren via his frequent postings on his Twitter and Facebook pages and find the periodic Newsletter a helpful source of information on his view of the wider issues impacting Broxtowe.

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  3. In my opinion Councillor Macrae’s comment about the cycle coding event being unreported in social media by Darren Henry is factually incorrect. As a keen cyclist myself, I recall that Darren Henry clearly communicated the Bike Marking event he attended, on his public Facebook page on 17th October 2020 at 16.55 and also on his public Twitter page. In fact Councillor Macrae even replied to Darrens Facebook posting. These are still available to view.

    Yes you are 100% correct. But this was after the event had happened. Not much use letting people know they could pop along to have a bike security coded up after the event had happened.

    Having been made aware it was upcoming it could have been promoted, as I mentioned Anna Soubry always used to post and promote many local events which are there to benefit the local residents.

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  4. I have to admit that I’m surprised that you responded.

    I note that you had already posted a singular thread on both the Bramcote Today website and their Facebook page on the 15th October advertising the bike coding event in advance. So the information you posted was already fully visible and on display to anyone accessing the Bramcote Today sites at the time. Interestingly, I note that:

    – you fail to mention whether you had even asked, let alone agreed, with the the local MP that he would create a secondary thread to advertise in advance the event on Bramcote Today;
    – in your own Facebook page (Independent Councillor Richard Macrae) you did NOT post in advance to advertise the event, although you posted after the event on 17th October., including the sharing of a link of the event posted by the local MP on 17/10;
    – in your own Stapleford Community Group website and Facebook pages there was NO advance mention of the coding event nor posting after the cycle coding had taken place;
    – in the Broxtowe Borough Council website and Facebook page there was NO advert posted about the event either in advance nor after it occurred;
    – in the Stapleford Town Council website and Facebook page there was NO advert posted about the event either in advance or after it occurred;

    I’m surprised that as a local Broxtowe Borough Councillor, as Mayor of Stapleford and founder of Stapleford Community Group, you didn’t have the resourcefulness to advertise and promote the event more widely yourself in these various other media available to you, particularly your own Stapleford Community Group. As you say it’s “Not much use letting people know they could pop along to have a bike security coded up after the event had happened”

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      1. Councillor Carr, It’s unfortunate you have little interest in my comments but I would hope that you at least agree that the veracity of what Councillors say in a public forum should be open to question and challenge by members of the general public. In my posts I have not undermined in any way the good works that Councillor Macrae does in the community. But nor should these be seen to provide a free-pass to make disingenuous claims and mislead in what looks like a clumsy effort to sway political opinion. At least not without challenge.

        So what I have done in my posts is question and call out what appears to me to be fake news. Councillor Macrae asserted that “our MP doesn’t in my opinion seem to be bothered about Broxtowe”, and as part evidence of this he says the MP failed to advance advertise the Councillors cycle coding event for him.

        What has emerged from checking the facts is that the local MP didn’t advertise Councillor Macrae’s cycle coding event in advance, quite simply because he wasn’t asked to by the Councillor. So this hardly then justifies the accusation, “he isn’t bothered about Broxtowe”. Particularly when the MP actually took the time to attend in person and then later post in praise of the event on social media.

        I also questioned the Councillors opinion that the MP ‘’isn’t bothered about Broxtowe” when the Councillor himself acknowledges the MP visited Stapleford Community Group, the Stapleford Food Project, met and spoke to volunteers, turned up to support the Councillor at his bike coding event and visited with other local businesses.
        I think most reasonable people would form entirely the opposite opinion to Councillor Macrae from these facts – all clear evidence of an MP who actually IS bothered about Broxtowe.

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  5. As always an event page was created and shared on various social media pages and groups . I don’t have an issue with the way I use social media, the messages always get out and people always attend. Anyone who knows me knows I am always happy to work with anyone no matter if they are party affiliated or not.

    Broxtowe Borough Council and Stapleford Town Council don’t post about what individual Councillors are doing in the local areas.

    As I have already mentioned and this will be my last post on the matter when Anna Soubry was the MP she always used her newsletter to promote good in the area by as many as she possibly could.

    Having looked the event page I created is still visible. This was posted before the event to let people know. https://fb.me/e/3B990wlk1

    Here is the one I did before that. https://fb.me/e/1KchausyQ

    Here is the event as it was taking place. https://www.facebook.com/138494426323660/posts/1594281434078278/

    So yes I did post on social media as I always do. You must of missed it.

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