Council asks Rushcliffe residents where housing should be built

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Last year, Rushcliffe Borough Council asked what should be included in the second part of its Local Plan, including where new homes might be built. The Council is now asking residents further questions on where housing construction could happen.

The main reason for this latest consultation is because extra land may potentially be needed for housing development within Rushcliffe. This could include identifying sites for new homes at a wider range of towns and villages than had previously been considered, including the villages of Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, East Bridgford, Gotham, Sutton Bonington and Tollerton.

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The consultation, where residents can have a further say on where houses may go, is open until 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017. Anyone interested can have their say online, by email or by post, or they can attend one of the six public drop-in sessions that the Council is running. These sessions will give people an opportunity to view the relevant documents and talk to Planning Policy staff, and will be held in:

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· Tollerton –Thursday 2 March: 3 and 8pm, Parish Rooms, Burnside Grove

· Cropwell Bishop – Monday 6 March: 3 and 8pm, The Old School, Fern Road

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· Gotham – Thursday 9 March: 3 and 8pm, Memorial Hall, Nottingham Road

· Cotgrave –Tuesday 14 March: 3 and 8pm, Cotgrave Futures, Candleby Lane

· Sutton Bonington – Thursday 16 March: 3 and 8pm, Village Hall, St. Anne’s Lane

· East Bridgford – Friday 17 March: 5 and 8pm, Village Hall, Main Street

The Council is also asking people to comment on two other documents as part of the consultation.

First is a draft Green Belt Review which gives supporting information when considering possible changes to Green Belt boundaries in Rushcliffe. Second is a draft Community Infrastructure Levy which would be a charge on new development to help fund new or improved infrastructure (e.g. new schools, medical facilities) to support development.

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