As expected, Gedling Borough Council have given the go-ahead for proposals to build an 84-home estate on land off Flatts Lane in Calverton.
The development – on a strip of six-acre land in the village – has been granted outline planning permission by the council.
Local residents have long been concerned about the increase in traffic the new estate may bring.
However, a traffic survey undertaken last year reported that “the proposed development will only generate 40 trips during the AM peak hour and 41 trips during the PM peak hour”.
This project is one of a number earmarked for the village, including plans for around 430 homes on a large site next to Park Road and Oxton Road.
The Flatts Lane development includes provision for affordable housing and developers say “it will also provide contributions towards education in the area, health facilities and bus stop improvements”, as revealed in May’s Calverton Local News.
The detailed proposal stated that £10,000 would be contributed for bus stop improvements.
It also outlined £50,000 to “provide service enhancements to serve the development in the form of a diversion/extension to the existing bus service, so that it runs along Main Street in front of the proposed development.”
The Northern Trust Company has been granted outline planning permission for the project.
Their spokesperson said: “We are delighted to have secured outline planning permission for this site, having worked closely with Gedling Council and other key stakeholders to bring forward these plans.”
Northern Trust will now look to sell the site and are inviting proposals from prospective housebuilders. Meanwhile, Savills have been appointed as agents.
A Geding Borough Council spokesperson said: “Outline planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and structures and the erection of up to 84 dwellings at land on Flatts Lane, Calverton was assessed by the planning committee.
“The committee resolved to grant outline planning permission subject to conditions and the applicant entering into a section 106 agreement, with the borough council as local planning authority and Nottinghamshire County Council as local education authority, to ensure that the appropriate contributions and provisions are made for the local infrastructure and facilities.”
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