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Plans to build new homes on former school playing field

Plans to build 71 homes on a former school playing field have been met with some objection over the loss of green space.

Land at the former Padstow School Playing Field, at the Ridgeway in Bestwood, could have 71 new homes built on it.

The development would provide a mix of one to four bed properties, and 33 would be affordable units which would be transferred to the council.

The site is owned by the council with the sale of the land pending. The applicant for the site is Countryside Properties (UK) Limited.

Nottingham Open Spaces Forum has some concerns about the application, stating that local residents have been opposed to the development for a long period of time.

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Concerns include that parking is “bad at present and this will exacerbate it” and the area needs “green space not new houses”.

Some of the site will be retained as open space, the council says, and the housing will be a 60/40 split between private and social ownership.

Planning officers have recommended that the plans are approved adding: “Given the allocated nature of the site and the proposal for residential development, the development is acceptable in principle.”

Councillors will meet on Wednesday, May 18, at a council planning meeting, to decide whether the application should be granted.

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