Plans have been proposed by developers to build over 80 new homes on farmland close to Flatts Lane in the village.
A public consultation was held in September and now the developer has put forward an application for outline permission to Gedling Borough Council to build at total of 84 new homes.
A Gedling Borough Council spokesman said: “Gedling Borough Council has received an application for 84 new homes on land near Flatts Lane, Calverton, which is land that has been allocated as part of the council’s local plan, which aims to create 7,250 new homes across the borough by 2028.
“The application will be subject to the normal planning process for this type of build.”
The application stated that the “land to the west of Flatts Lane in Calverton represents an opportunity for residential development that provides high quality new homes, which meet local housing needs and enhance quality of place”.
The proposals also made mention of public space for local residents, saying that the “layout shows potential to incorporate large and attractive public open space at the northern end of the site, defined and fronted by high quality new homes givin natural surveillance”.
Feedback from the initial consultation saw the majority of comments received relate to traffic and the impact that the proposed development could have on the existing highways network.
It was suggested that the proposed development would lead to further congestion in and around the village, which may lead to safety issues, additional noise and air pollution.
It was asked if traffic calming measures could be introduced.
Some respondents suggested that Flatts Lane is too narrow to facilitate an increase in cars and that the local roads are in general need of repair.
The response on those issues from the applicant was as follows: “A transport statement has been prepared by Curtins in support of this planning application. The statement concludes that the proposed development would not have a material impact on the surrounding highway network.
“It is not considered the proposed development would have a material impact on the surrounding highway network. The trip generation forecast equates to one additional vehicle on the surrounding highway network every one to two minutes. This is considered an imperceptible impact. Traffic generation and distribution sensitivity tests support this conclusion.”