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Nottingham Post
Joshua Hartley

Big step taken for new Waterside Bridge over River Trent

The first planning documents have been put forward for the new River Trent bridge.

A screening request, which precedes a full application being submitted to Nottingham City Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council, has been put in for the bridge which will connect Lady Bay to the vast £100m Trent Basin waterside housing estate near Colwick.

If the plans pass this initial Environment Impact Assessment two identical planning applications will soon be submitted to each authority to obtain consent for the bridge, connecting ramps and associated landscaping, in February 2022.

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The Waterside Bridge, as it has been named, would be the first bridge to be built over the Trent in Nottingham for more than 60 years, and Nottingham City Council has said that it would "open up new, safer commuter and leisure routes, offering a huge boost to cyclists, pedestrians and runners alike."

When Nottinghamshire Live recently asked cyclists about the scheme it was hailed as a "super idea".

More than £9m in Government funding has been secured - and this money is expected to cover the entirety of the project.

And if all goes to plan, the bridge is hoped to open in 2023.

A release from Transport Nottingham previously said: "By enhancing connections between communities, green spaces and riverside paths, the proposed scheme will make it easier for people living and working in the Nottingham area to travel in a more sustainable way.

"In addition, new and enhanced connecting paths and crossing points will be developed, which will connect the bridge to the wider walking and cycling network, providing access to housing, employment and leisure opportunities across the city and beyond.

"The new bridge will also provide strong links between exciting new developments in the Island Quarter, significant housing growth taking place in West Bridgford, and Nottingham city centre.

"It will also provide easier access to green and open space south of the river, as well as the sports grounds, for people living in communities such as Sneinton and the city centre."

The project is being led by Nottingham City Council, working in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council and in consultation with Nottinghamshire County Council.

The application was submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council on January 24.

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