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Ambitious £4.8bn plans for the future of Chetwynd and Toton create 84,000 jobs

Plans to create jobs, housing, and transport links, connecting old and new communities on the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the next 20 years, have been revealed.

Broxtowe Borough Council is asking residents around Toton, Chilwell, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton, as well as the surrounding areas, for their views on plans for the development of the area.

The consultation will run from Monday 1 November until midnight on Sunday 12 December.

The scheduled closure of the historic Chetwynd Barracks in 2024, and any proposed transport works around the potential Toton East Midlands Hub, provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to map out the future for the area, create cycle pathways, green spaces, new schools, healthcare facilities and modern communities, which offer affordable and carbon neutral homes.

Leaflets will be sent to over 80,000 residents over the coming weeks asking for their views. Residents will have the opportunity to view the plans and leave their comments in a virtual display room.

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The proposals for Toton and Chetwynd also form part of an ambitious long-term vision for the future of the regional economy, which is being developed under the banner of the proposed East Midlands Development Corporation.

The vision will see coordinated development around Toton and Chetwynd, Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station and East Midlands Airport, with the aim of creating 84,000 jobs and adding £4.8bn to the value of the regional economy.

The Masterplan has been developed over the last four years with Nottinghamshire County Council, supported by Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.

Responses will be collected by an innovative ‘virtual exhibition’ which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so people can view the proposals and submit their comments at their leisure, in a COVID-secure way.

A series of online open meetings are also being arranged for people to speak to the project team.

Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Economic Development Committee, said:

“These are exciting times for Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands, with lots of new infrastructure and investment planned over the coming years, including at Toton and Chetwynd. It will all bring in thousands of new jobs and billions into the regional economy.

“Chetwynd Barracks is due to close in 2024, and the planned link road will unlock land for housing growth, meaning more carbon neutral homes, more jobs, and expanding communities. This masterplan is part of our long-term vision for the county, so that we can make the most of these opportunities.

“I’d encourage everyone who lives or works nearby to take part in the consultation and have their say on the development of the area.”

  • Paper copies of the proposals and feedback forms are also available on request. Email or call Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777 and ask to speak to the Duty Planner, from 8.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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