It’s a period of change for the residents of Cotgrave with the regeneration of the area already progressing well.
Cotgrave is undergoing real change at the moment – 450 new homes are being built on the former colliery site and there are plans for the town centre to be improved.
Housing on the colliery site has started, new roads and new homes are being built and the show homes should be ready by the end of July.
This is not the only change for the area though as the regeneration project includes the existing precinct in the centre of Cotgrave.
Allen Graham from Rushcliffe Borough Council – and chairman of Cotgrave Strategic Board – said: “Whilst visibly there has been no change to the precinct yet, there is lots of great work going on behind the scenes.
“It is hoped that ultimately the regeneration of the precinct will not only create an improved shopping experience, it will also provide employment opportunities for local people.
“As with the housing, this will be in the construction phases but also as new businesses come into the area.
“There is real commitment from all major partners to the regeneration project and currently it is planned that this will include the development of a new multi-service centre.
“Along with a new health centre that will be better able to meet the needs of the local community, this will also house the library, police and Borough Council services.
“As with any major development project like this, there have been some setbacks along the way. The latest setback is that due to the national scaling back of building new supermarkets, the interest is no longer evident for the site.
“Whilst this creates a challenge for all partners, partners are now focussed on developing plans that maximise the offer that the town centre provides for residents and visitors.”
To keep the local community informed, an event is being planned to showcase some outline town centre plans to the community.
This will take place from 2pm on Wednesday 23rd September and all day on Thursday 24th September at Cotgrave Futures, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave.