An ambitious neighbourhood plan is being released for community consultation to secure the best possible outcome from the growth and development plans for the Toton, Chilwell and Chetwynd area over the next 20 years.
The publication of the plan launches a consultation period – which ends on 20th September – for both residents and people who work in the area to provide their feedback and suggestions before its voted on by the whole community.
A neighbourhood plan is created by the community, for the community, and aims to secure sustainable and life enhancing development in the area up to 2040.
Neighbourhood Forum chairman,Richard Hutchinson,said: “The ideas within the plan are the direct result of listening and consulting with residents over the past two years and it seeks to secure the best outcome for all parties.”
Housing is expected to grow from currently about 7,000 to around 11,000 homes with three large developments.
A new plaza-style shopping area is to be created in Chetwynd Barracks to help form a new village centrefor the community.
A total of 10,000 new jobs are forecast to be created with the arrival of the HS2 hubstation and the building of a world-class innovation campus.
The anticipated relocation of George Spencer School, new roads and associated infrastructure, must be balanced by securing new green environmental areas and parks – improving walking and cycling options and securing places of historical interest plus a new Junior School, health and community facilities.
These are a sample of the proposals in the plan that can be seen in detail at .
Following the consultation, the plan will be amended to reflect the views received and will then be submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council for formal adoption – a process that could take up to 12 months.
Residents and businesses in the area will receive leaflets through the door over the coming weeks.