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14,000 new homes on 74 Nottingham sites agreed by Council

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Thousands of homes, new businesses and student flats are set to be built in Nottingham this decade after a masterplan was agreed by the city council.

Known as a Local Plan, it outlines where the council wants different types of buildings to be built.

A total of 74 sites have been designated, from small plots with 20 houses up to huge developments such as Boots Island.

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Future transport links have also been set out, including land set aside for a tram extension from just south of the train station to the east towards Gedling borough.

Of the 74 sites, 60 are allocated for new homes, which the council says will create a minimum of 7,344 homes, and a maximum of 8,647.

On top of this are other, smaller sites not included in the local plan, which the council estimates will bring the total number of houses built, between 2018 and 2028, to 13,728.

The plan, which has been several years in the making, was approved on Monday, January 13 at a full council meeting.

It doesn’t guarantee anything will be built, but does make it more likely developers will get planning permission.

One of the more controversial sites included in the plan is the proposed upgrade to the Cattle Market, with several traders fearing the area could see a loss of its unique character if plans go ahead.

Other sites included in the plan are the Waterside development, which will stretch along the north bank of the Trent, from opposite the City Ground up to Colwick Park. This would include new homes, a school and business units.

The Boots Island site is the largest scheme in the local plan. Provided for in the plan are high-tech office space, new homes, shops, leisure, a hotel and buildings for educational use.

Councillor Linda Woodings represents the Basford ward for Labour and is the portfolio holder for planning, housing and heritage at the city council.

She said: “This is an important document, which has been developed and consulted on over a number of years. Now adopted, it will help us identify opportunities for growth and set out guidance on what will be permitted and where it will go.

“The sites identified in the plan are not necessarily owned by the council or will definitely be developed, but as the city grows, it’s important that we plan ahead and ensure policies are in place. They will help guide developers and planners to ensure the right things are developed, in the right places and where they are needed for Nottingham and its citizens to prosper.”

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