Parish council U-turns to oppose 450 houses

Trowell Parish Council announced this week that it will now oppose the plan to build 450 homes on greenbelt land bordering Stapleford.

The authority had initially indicated it would support the plan.

In W. Westerman’s plans, available to view at, houses have been sited within the village boundary – something the developer had agreed not to do in earlier stages.

Cllr Ken Rigby had agreed with the firm that the land on the west of the development would be left alone and ‘gifted’ to either the parish council or borough council.

An authority spokesman said folllowing a meeting last Tuesday: “Trowell Parish Council voted to oppose this planning application on the basis that part of the development outlined would be situated within the parish of Trowell.

“This reaffirms the council’s earlier stance as part of the core strategy consultation process.

“The borough council will be notified accordingly.”