Barwood Land and Taylor Wimpey have released the first draft of plans for 4000 new homes and a significant extention of the urban area at Tollerton.
Local residents in Tollerton have started to received consultation packs to contribute to the masterplanning of the site which lies just beyond the northern edge of the village and was included in the Rushcliffe Local Plan in 2014.
It was widely expected that development of the site would commence in 2018/19 but with an outline planning application expected by Christmas, building would not now commence until 2021 – and is subject to being given the green light by Rushcliffe Planners.
Phase 1 of the proposals would include using around 50% of the site for 2,250 houses, a new primary school and sports piches adjacent to the Grantham Canal and Tollerton Village.
Indicative plans for the wider site are included in the master plan and include highway changes to the A52 and Tollerton Lane, employment sites, a further primary school, secondary school and a local centre.
Commenting on the consultation, Tollerton Parish Council said
“By launching this process Barwood Land and Taylor Wimpey have started to bring some certainty for local residents as to the future for this site and we welcome that.
Meaningful community engagement is a key part of any masterplanning process and we will be meeting with the developers over the coming days to understand the initial proposals in more detail.
We are pleased to see their commitment to ensure that Gamston Fields provides new facilities and amenities for existing communities as well as new residents all of whom we have a democratic responsibility to represent in the masterplanning of the site.
Through Neighhourhood Planning in Tollerton we know that residents wish this to include:
- A significant “enhanced” green buffer or “wild belt” for wildlife and recreation that defines the boundary between the urban area and the rural village, linked to;
- Appropriate measures to prevent surface water run off and prevent future flooding of residents of Tollerton Lane.
- Downgrading and significant traffic measures the length of Tollerton Lane and Cotgrave Lane to prioritise the safety of pedestrians and cyclists accessing the countryside and schools.
- A Heritage Strategy that maintains the historic connections between Tollerton, the listed pillboxes on the Airfield and the Grantham canal. This includes walking and cycling links along the Polser Brook from the village to the pillboxes, canal and the wider travel that offers.
and we will be assessing the proposals against these tests and other areas of community interest following our initial discussions with the developers next week.
All of the published information on the proposals can be viewed at https://consultwithyou.co.uk/gamstonfields/consultation#home and will also be on display in notice boards in the centre of Tollerton.
Comments can be made online or in the freepost envelope being distributed to local residents up to 20 November and Tollerton Parish Council would also be keen to hear from residents on views or concerns.