By Thomas Hewitt
An outline planning application for 285 new houses on the Clifton West site which lies between Barton Green and Clifton Woods to the south of Yew Tree Grange has been submitted to the City Council.
The site, which covers approximately an area of 9.58 hectares, currently comprises of part former agricultural land and part former playing fields.
In a statement, both the Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Trent University who are behind the proposal, say the development would “present a sustainable addition to the village of Clifton” and is one that will bring low to at most moderate levelsof harm to designated and non-designated heritage assets.
The proposal goes onto say: “The site is also considered to provide a number of opportunities for residents to use sustainable transport to travel to and from work and amenities within Clifton, the wider Nottingham area, or beyond.”
However, some argue against the proposals as they say it includes a lack of public open space and play areas, as well as a lack of protective landscape buffer between the proposed estate and Clifton Woods to the west.
The application, which is still awaiting confirmation from the planning committee, can be found on the Council website under reference 18/00056/POUT.