New council houses designs for the west Meadows

Planning Committee today approved the designs for housing on Tarbert Close, Bosworth Walk, Crammond Close, Risley Drive, Saffron Gardens, Beardsley Gardens and Middle Furlong Gardens.
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Councillors were keen to review the appearance of the new council houses. There was a welcome for the sun pipes posing as chimneys.
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I raised concerns over the proposal for a through road between Ainsworth Drive and Thrumpton Drive, where the traffic will be moderated by a home zone.
But this is an important pedestrian and cycling route to Riverside school.
Officer advice is that green travelling to school will not be affected, but what if they’re wrong.
So I have asked for the element of the through road to be deferred whilst we work out how to easily close such access if the through road does undermine green travel to school.

Busy

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A full day on the third anniversary of signing the declaration to serve as Nottingham city councillor for Bridge ward.
Issues today – cricket pavilion, Victoria Embankment car parking, Meadows regeneration statements, public health, available of junior rugby, Cliff Road, trip hazards, arranging to receive a petition …
Surprise: talking about a planning permission for the west Meadows and being challenged on the matter by one of the canteen workers who lives in the street most directly affected.
Matters raised with me in those 3 years – 1129.
Had hoped to publish a progress report, but it’s been too busy.

Seeking opinion and concerns in Ladysmock

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… with co-Councillor Nicola.
Fewer concerns than expected given people are being asked to move house.
For all that, pleased to see Nottingham City Homes gives re-assurances later that evening about priorities for Meadows residents.
There’s been improvements in behaviour along Arkwright Walk.
And residents are waiting for the impact of charging to park in the streets surrounding Meadow Lane.

Meadows housing and regen progress report

Screenshot (229)b0422h N Post Meadows story 20141017A shame about the N Post article on Meadows housing issues.
It contains a couple of errors which I might have been able to rectify if they hadn’t phoned me just as Councillors were walking onto the stage for the Carl Froch event. The errors are -
– the planning application is only for the new council housing in the west of the New Meadows;
– the vicar is wrong to say all the houses in Arkwright Walk are to be demolished; perhaps it was a figure of speech; fortunately NCH wrote this week to residents whose property will not be demolished, only recently, so not too much damage done, I hope.
I have e-mailed a progress report to community activists and the Housing section read …
Continue to hear how promises were made for people who wanted to stay in The Meadows even if their home was being demolished; promises made to community activists at the outset and to households as they were informed individually. An action group (largely driven by Arkwright Walk residents) has started and a full range of concerns have been conveyed to NCH managers. The extension of the decommissioning period for Arkwright Walk properties (forward by 4 months and backwards by 6) is also bringing challenges and complaints about tipping and other improper use of decommissioned properties (which are being chased up). NCH have upped the level of doorstep contact recently and are exploring a local lettings policy, because of the concerns being expressed. A restatement of all the maps, timetables and dates is being planned for publication next month. A planning application for new council housing in the west of the Meadows is to be considered next week – key outstanding concern – will through traffic put off parents and children walking and cycling to Riverside school?
Select N Post graphic to read article.