Concerns over Stanton plan

A county council has raised concerns with plans to build a 1,950-home development on the former Stanton Ironworks.

Nottinghamshire County Council has asked for further work to assess the impact on the county’s roads.

Cllr Ken Rigby, who represents Trowell on the authority, said that the level of traffic was ‘concerning’, pointing out that most of it would be heading through the village.

He said he had seen a report which stated that 80 per cent of traffic from the new development would head towards Nottingham.

“The good news is it’s a brownfield site – any planning authority would love to have it,” he said. “However taking full cognizance of the consultants’ report, 80 per cent of traffic will come to us.

“Obviously I am very, very concerned about Trowell.”

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry this week said she too was concerned especially after 450 homes were approved for nearby Field Farm, Stapleford.

Group planning manager at the council Sally Gill said the council supported the principle of the plan ‘in terms of strategic and national economic and regeneration policies’.

“However, it has raised concerns regarding the potential impact of the proposal on the highway network of Nottinghamshire,” she said.

The council also wants archaelogical work to be done on the ironworks before any development is buil, she added.