In addition to the 1200 new homes already given permission at Sharphill, Rushcliffe Borough Council are now looking to add a further 550 new homes. At a consultation at Edwalton Golf Club on 1st July, RBC presented a range of ideas which meant increasing housing on the existing site and further expansion in to Green Belt which would surround the wood by nearly 75%. Another alternative was to develop the Edwalton Golf Course, which the Borough already owns and could take up to 700 new homes. RBC representatives also agreed that they need to provide a further 11 traveller pitches in Rushcliffe over one or more sites but did not confirm that this site was under consideration.
At an average of 1.5 cars per home (a ‘guesstimate’), Ruddington will be severely affected by 1800 additional cars on the roads from this development – this could potentially increase by 2,625 cars. Please look at the proposals and have your say : http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/planningpolicy/furtherproposalsforhousingdevelopment/
The closing date is 9th August.
By Linda Cooke