Thursday, July 7, 2022

Concern over Nottinghamshire housing developments

Nottinghamshire housing

Residents in Hucknall have previously said they feel they are being ‘left behind’ as the town develops so quickly

There is concern the number of housing developments in the area of Hucknall and Linby could lead to areas around there being ‘swamped’. Thousands of new homes are planned to be built at a number of sites in that part of Nottinghamshire.

Among the developments there are Wyburn Farm, which will see around 3,000 homes built, Top Wighay, with more than 1,000 homes and will include a school and GP surgery, and the Rolls Royce development in Hucknall, where more than 900 new houses are planned at the former aerodrome site.

Residents in Hucknall have previously said they feel they are being ‘left behind’ as the town develops so quickly. And residents themselves living in one of the new housing estates in Linby have mixed views on the wider developments.

Sherwood Gate off Papplewick Lane will see a total of 255 homes built by Summer 2024 along with a park. But one resident already living there said he avoids certain roads in the area ‘like the plague’.

Mike Williamson, 47, who lives on Chadburn Road and works for McCane Construction, said: There needs to be homes, but the thousands are too much, it could become swamped around here. Already, when it gets to rush hour, I avoid the area around Tesco in Hucknall on the road like the plague.

That number of homes that will create real problems in the area. Lots of people will have two cars per household, and transport will become a lot busier too, he said.

However, others on the same estate are happy to see more development come to the area.

Kim Leightley, 32, who lives on Askew Road, said: It is sad to see green belt land go, but Hucknall is such a cosmopolitan area now. It’s so diverse, and more people coming to the area and using the schools is actually a good thing.


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