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Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan

The Parish Council has been working hard to provide a robust objection to the outline proposals which form the first stage in the process to create a Strategic Plan.

The consultation identified future potential development sites, some of which are greenfield. Three large swathes of greenfield land were identified for development in our Rushcliffe West area – extending new development on the east side of the A453 from Clifton to East Midlands Parkway and a huge area of greenfield land to the east covering New Kingston and Kingston Fields.

The Parish response is as folllows:

We as a Parish are dismayed that such an obvious land grab, which cuts right across greenbelt land following small country lanes and nto areas with no significant infrastructure, has even been considered for inclusion in this consultation.
The deliberate action to discount the green belt as an entity is unjust and completely unjustified.
Any development here would cut out massive swathes of rich agricultural land and devastate the historic local community which has thrived in this area for hundreds of years.
In addition, the University of Nottingham appear to be using parcels of this agricultural land to grow feed crops to enhance self sufficiency at their highly acclaimed Sutton Bonington Dairy unit, which subsequently reduces the need to transport feed from afar and reduce their carbon footprint.


Page updated 22nd September 2020