Parish council to discuss homes plans with residents

A PUBLIC meeting has been arranged for residents to voice their concerns about Broxtowe Borough Council’s controversial plans to build thousands of houses in the borough over the next 15 years.

Nuthall Parish Council has organised the event on Thursday at the Temple Cente in Nuthall to discuss Broxtowe’s Aligned Core Strategy, which has earmarked sites in Nuthall, Watnall and Strelley as potential sites to build some of the 5,600 homes it plans to build before 2026.

The meeting starts at 7pm and a representative from Broxtowe Borough Council will be on hand to answer residents’ questions.

Residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions over the proposed allocations of land.

With the Localism Bill, set to become law later this year, it is up to individual councils to decide on their own housing needs.

About 1,770 new homes are planned for the Eastwood, Kimberley, Watnall, Brinsley and Nuthall area, with the remaining houses planned for areas around Trowell, Stapleford and Toton –roughly 104 houses a year.

A public consultation on the figures runs until October 3.