The newsletter highlights concerns over the abuse of the playing fields of the Meadows Recreation Ground. There isn’t money to fence the fields and it would not (most probably) be desirable anyway.
Nice pieces on NCH buttress works and the recent storm.
I think the parts of the article on how residents parking permits may be out of date, and we may well (in time) have to act on Wilford Crescent East.
Permission was granted for the conversion of the Mundella Centre into a block of 10 houses was granted. There’s no credible request for the retention of the centre for education and was starting to be damaged by vandals. The new residents will be able to claim parking permits, so the use of parking in the area may change, although the developers would be expected to pay.
The proposal for the Trent Works site was withdrawn.
A proposal to rejuvenate offices on Houndsgate, with a number of social care and housing services coming to the offices, near to Nottingham Castle was approved. We agreed, even though the Housing Aid office does have a number of incidents every year, but there were no planning powers to prevent the move. We did require a management plan to reduce the number of incidents and to mitigate the impact of anything that went wrong.
The next phase of the Trent Basin development proposes a pleasant area to walk along by the river, by 5 sets of mews houses in the middle looked a bit brutal.
This month, checking streets around the eastern half of the Old Meadows, including some of the alleyways.
New yellow lines have gone down in support of the forthcoming expansions to existing residents parking permit schemes.
The permit scheme is still planned for February 6th. However, some issues are being managed –
– the permits are still to be issued;
– some people have not applied for permits, but there is still time to do so;
– one objection is outstanding for streets between Ayton Close and Launder Street, so this part might be later than planned;
– a number of jobs will be done in the run-up to the go date, such as the RINGGO signs for Meadows Way West.
– the walking and cycling route that 50 years ago was a direct route between the railway station and Trent Bridge has been re-opened;
– significant tree pruning in the East Meadows, especially along Eugene Gardens.
Ideas for future developments include –
– extra signing on Robin Hood Way at the junction with Soudan Drive, to help meet concerns from parents walking kids home to the Old Meadows from Victoria Primary school, cos the combination of car parking and the bend can made eastbound traffic harder to see.
General concerns on behaviour in local neighbourhoods remain.
The Police are working on the issues, such as an announcement on another operation.
Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association were thanked for their advocacy for their neighbourhood, especially their focus on trees, empty houses and their support for the Embankment, in particular their support for the 2016 Meadows Cricket Pavilion.
Certificates for Glapton Road and the Terraces in Bloom were given out to each terrace.
Margaret, Jackie and Kevin were re-elected to office and Simon became Vice-Chair.
Cllr. Dave Trimble explained Nottingham City Council’s achievements on sports for disabled, major sports events, Portland Centre, the Castle, Wollaton Hall, our 560 caves, Theatre Royal, Libraries, parks& green flags, the Embankment and the Green.
Casework raised included –
– effective use of Queens Walk Community Centre,
– usage of Meadows Recreation Ground;
– benches for Bathley Street;
– parking on the grass along the Embankment;
– tackling dog fouling and fly-tipping.
… at the corner of Holgate Road and Woolmer Road.
Not sure should be publishing this, but I guess it’s nice when residents show they care.
62 new flats proposed for Traffic Street.
A bit of interest in the building design – and I, slightly tongue-in-check, suggested the addition of some Art Deco go-faster stripes.
Approved, with a slight check on the brick colour.
I am slightly worried about a development that is fenced off – it will change the feel of a place (and will be hard for Councillors to serve), but hey.
Some of this was picked up by the Nottingham Post journalist, who runs a live blog these days on the Planning committee, and of course what that tells me is I need to rehearse my comments a bit more.
Especially when it came to the Castle Conservation Management Plan.
Was a bit sweeping and over-stated.
Meanwhile, worth noting that the sponsors of a children’s education centre withdraw that application for 79 Holgate Road and maybe now it’s understood that however worthy the cause, a constrained place that has challenges suitably adapting to meeting equalities requirements, and would introduce problems with children being droppoed off and picked up by car. Someof the objections however seemed out of place – I have never doubted the earnest nature of the sponsors’ ambition. Just find the right location in The Meadows.