Residents who live in Cotgrave worry the area doesn’t have enough infrastructure to accommodate the nearly 300 new homes that are set to be built.
A total of 210 new houses are set to be built on land behind Mill Hill Lane and The Old Park by developers Barratt Homes. Up to 21 of the new houses are proposed to be affordable.
Developers have also applied to Rushcliffe Borough Council for Approval of Reserved Matters for 74 new homes on land south and east of Hollygate Lane. Seven of these are proposed affordable housing.
An application for Approval of Reserved Matters is only required when the applicant already has outline planning permission for a development.
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Residents have expressed concern as they say the town does not have enough infrastructure to cope with the new homes set to be built.
Robert Graham, 72, who has lived in Cotgrave since 1976, said: “There’s not enough infrastructure, not enough doctors. Shop wise we have the local one here (Sainsburys) and what's in the precinct is the co-op and Heron foods. I think we need more doctors. We have two buses a day, the 33 and a Trent Barton bus.
“Traffic is getting busier. There is definitely not enough infrastructure. If they’re going to build more homes they need a secondary school. I don’t think there is enough infrastructure.”
Another resident, Hannah Franklin, 36, said: “I think if they’re going to expand the village the infrastructure needs to grow with it. I have no issue with the new homes it’s happening everywhere. I think here we have very limited facilities. In terms of doctors, shops, the roads, schools, we are going to need more. The roads can get quite busy and probably will get busier. I just think any additional amenities should come with the extra housing.”
Another resident who has lived in Cotgrave for 18 years said: “It’s good. It’s fine. Just the plumbing issues, it can get really flooded. If you come after rain or after a period of heavy rain, there are big puddles, burst mains and the roads are shocking. I don't think the drainage system can cope to be honest. Everything else we can cope with.”
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