Following on from our earlier update from Notts County Council, Nottinghamshire Live have published:
Residents have raised concerns over the impact to the environment and potential “gridlock” as plans for a new £30m road to link thousands of homes took a step forward.
The development was unanimously voted through during a Nottinghamshire County Council meeting on Wednesday, July 28, and would link the A52 to Toton Lane via a new road running through the Baulk Lane area (as shown on the map below).
It will come as part of the so-called Toton and Chetwynd Barracks Masterplan, which aims to connect old and new communities via new transport links, housing and jobs over the next 20 years.
Chetwynd Barracks, which was sold in 2016, is set to close in 2024 and potentially become a housing development.
It is proposed up to 4,500 homes could be built in the area as well as a new leisure centre, a relocated school and, if given the green-light by the Government, the HS2 hub at Toton Sidings.
While current plans are seeking to create 84,000 jobs and add £4.8bn to the regional economy, many people who live and visit the area expressed their opposition.
Jess Highfield, 29, of Chilwell, who was walking her dog, Charlie, in the fields where the new road is proposed, told Nottinghamshire Live: “The attitude is that they have an excuse then to build more houses.
“From speaking to people it seems quite strange because there is already a link between the A52 and Toton Lane.
“Lots of us walk our dogs here. Where would I go now to let him walk? We do not have that many green areas like this left.”