Last day to have your say if you don’t want THE NEW £40m+ROAD BUILT THROUGH OUR GREEN BELT

Following on from my recent article, today is the last day of the formal consultation. which includes a plan to spend £40m+ on a one mile road that will likely increase traffic onto the busy A52 leading to Sherwin Island.

I know from previous Facebook comments residents are not happy about this but Facebook comments won’t make a difference. However, objecting to these plans on the consultation may.

To simplify the process I have added the steps below and suggested wording drafted by one of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum members. You may copy and paste in it’s entirety, edit from these words or draft your own but please TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY AS THIS IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE CONSULTATION.

  1. Visit https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/chetwyndneighbourhoodplan 
  2. Open the online consultation form.
  3. Complete the form (see below for the questions and suggested responses).

Submission 1 

Please state which part of the Neighbourhood Plan (i.e. which policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph) 
your representation refers to 
Details about the proposed north-south access road in section 9 where the Toton and Chilwell Forum’s vision for the Neighbourhood area includes a vision ‘to build a new north-south access primary road to ease traffic congestion before significant further 
homes are built’ . 
Do you support, oppose, or wish to comment on this 
policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph? 
Oppose 
Please give details of your reasons for support/opposition, or make other comments The north-south road through green belt going over the tram lines and beyond is 
unnecessary because it will add to congestion on the A52, worsen air pollution and hinder achieving Broxtowe’s goal to be carbon neutral by the end of this decade and be a waste of many millions of pounds of public money. 

Submission 2 

Please state which part of the Neighbourhood Plan (i.e. which policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph) 
your representation refers to 
LHC06 A new Leisure Centre should be built in the Area to cope with demand for 
leisure services arising from increased residential population as well as the significant 
numbers expected to be working at the Innovation Campus. 
and Section 9.6 page 40, also Map of Development Zones see section 10 page 46. 
Do you support, oppose, or wish to comment on this 
policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph? 
Oppose 
Please give details of your reasons for support/opposition, or make other comments Object to the aspiration for the south Broxtowe leisure centre to be anywhere other than Bramcote and consider the transport considerations to be fanciful. 
On page 81 the plan states ‘There are no leisure centre facilities within the Area’. 
Perhaps technically true but the Plan does not show that there is already a leisure 
centre called the Chilwell Olympia (see https://www.lleisure.co.uk/sport-and 
fitness/chilwell-olympia/) which is a 12 minute walk away from the Toton and Chilwell 
Plan boundary. The Chilwell Olympia Leisure Centre is also situated on a current bus 
route between Beeston in the east and Long Eaton in the West running alongside the 
south boundary edge. So it does not make sense to have another leisure centre less 
than 2 miles away from the Chilwell Olympia Leisure Centre. Relocating the 
Bramcote Leisure Centre would severely disadvantage residents in Bramcote, 
Stapleford East and Trowell, who would have to travel a significant distance, probably 
by car, to the proposed leisure centre rather than walk to the current leisure centre in 
Bramcote. 

Submission 3 

Please state which part of the Neighbourhood Plan (i.e. 
which policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph) 
your representation refers to 
POLICY ENV03. 
a) A north-south corridor following the existing public footpath from Baulk Lane to 
Northfield Crescent – a distance of approximately 1,300 m. This corridor needs to be significantly wide (c.75m) to create a total green space of 10 ha. 
Also Figure 9.5 map 
Do you support, oppose, or wish to comment on this policy, aspiration, section, objective or paragraph? Oppose 
Please give details of your reasons for support/opposition, or make other comments Loss of Green Belt and Proposed Green Corridors. 
The proposed north-south road would cut through the green belt of the fields to the 
east of the A52. See figure 4.3 page 14. The indicative route of the green corridor 
more or less follows the route of the road. See map in section 9 figure 9.5 page 41. It 
is clear that a significant proportion of the surrounding green belt land north of the 
tram lines will be used for urban/industrial development and/or increase the risk of 
urban/industrial development in the future. 
It is also contradictory that a road mostly following the proposed green corridor will then not cause more air pollution with increased noise pollution. 
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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for those prompts for those of us too busy with real life to chug through the bureaucracy!

    Hopefully we can moderate the ‘developments’ into something more useful and into something actually good for people and the environment, rather than just development for the sake of greedy destructive “at-all-cost” profit…

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  2. I totally agree with your objections to this absurd waste of public money. It is yet another case of Broxtowe Borough Council totally contradicting itself. It reckons it wants to become carbon neutral in the not too distant future and yet puts forward plans to add so much traffic congestion it is unbelievable. It just like their decision to close Beeston College and now plan to build student flats in Beeston. – unbelievable.
    They have already built on Field Farm, are considering building both sides of Coventry Lane, ALL GREENBELT, then there is the Barracks. All these additional people, additional cars, additional pollution. How does this equate to becoming Carbon Neutral! Plus no additional facilities like schools, doctors, dentists, public transport or leisure facilities except a new Bramcote School / College which will only be big enough to take about 25% of the possible future student population. I honestly think it is time for the old guard on Broxtowe Borough Council and their planning departments to be removed at the next election before they can do any more permanent damage to what used to be a great place to live.

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