On 21st January, Rushcliffe Borough Council approved the planning application by Bellway Homes to build 102 houses on Pasture Lane but there is a long list of conditions attached to this application. Of course, much has been made of the flood risk and building work has to comply with specific conditions to prevent problems.
Residents who were concerned about the risk to wildlife in the area will be interested to read that the builder is to install “bat boxes and/or access to roosts” which are to be permanently retained. They are also required to protect hedges and trees which are to be retained and protect the adjoining Local Wildlife Site. Before 30 properties are occupied, the builder must install a mini-roundabout at the junction of Clifton Road and Wilford Road, along with ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions.
But it doesn’t stop there. In the ‘Section 106’ Legal Agreement, £40,000 will be put towards the construction of a new footpath to run parallel with Clifton Road, linking Pasture Lane with Old Station Road. There is money available for improvements to primary schools, secondary schools and other facilities, and even Ruddington Library will benefit from £4,000 to replenish stock levels. View the documents in full on line on the Rushcliffe Borough Council site (application number 12/01199/FUL) or call in to the Parish Council Office.
By Linda Cooke