Councillor Steve Carr writes:
I had a meeting on Thursday with council officers about the replacement of the school on Moor Lane. It seems, at long last, that we are nearing a conclusion.
What has changed?
- The County Council have recognised that there is an increased demand for secondary school places in the area and therefore the school will be slightly bigger than intended.
- The Government are now insisting that new school builds will need to be carbon-neutral and plans have been changed accordingly.
- Since 2020, the value of development land has increased in this area and there is to be a clause that states that any funds over and above the Trust’s expenditure will revert to the County Council.
I support these moves but acknowledge that this is a good time to push for the following;
- Traffic management on Moor Lane and surrounding roads.
- Repair of local roads given that we are to see potentially more traffic. The Conservatives at County Hall have recently declined my request to resurface Arundel Drive.
- Talk to the County Council about contributing excess receipts to the new Leisure Centre, the costs of which have spiralled.
I have already started discussions on item 2 above and will start of the other two shortly.
Look forward to any comments.
See Nottinghamshire County Council Report for a Committee Meeting on 19 April 2022