Greenbelt land at Babbington latest under threat

GREENBELT land near Awsworth is the latest to come under threat in Broxtowe borough after the council revealed proposals to build in the area.

Greenbelt land around Babbington village was one of a number of sites shown to Kimberley town councillors, as part of Broxtowe’s plan to build 6,000 houses in the borough before 2026

Chairman of the town council Cllr Roy Plumb said: “It’s a beautiful village and it’s all farming land. We shall protect our greenbelt to the last.”

He added: “When you look at these sites it is enough to give you nightmares.

“The roads are just too narrow to handle the traffic.

“The system is still the same system as when people walked and went by horse and cart.”

MP Anna Soubry who is fiercely campaigning against the 6,000 houses proposed for the borough, went along to the meeting and said the sites proposed in the area were a ‘farce’ and a ‘disgrace’.

The consultation on Broxtowe’s housing proposals ended last Monday.