Planning committee – January 2021

Unfortunate that a subsequent N Post article used an image of the previous design as if it was the one approved.

The commercial demand to provide accommodation to students in Nottingham is seen again by the proposal to provide 356 bedrooms on St.Ann’s Wells Road, on the edge of the city centre.
The original scheme was pared back to allow space and light next the prayer hall in the neighbouring mosque.

50 dwellings to be provided by Nottingham City Housing Association next to Melbury School in Bilborough subject to conditions, include an extra one to check whether a walk and cycle way can be provided for a more direct route to local shops and the local school.

Planning committee – December 2020

Pleased to recommend continuation of proposed houses to be built on 2 fields near Henry Mellish school towards Bulwell; now that –
– the brick to be used is a warmer combination of variated red and brown brick finish;
– block pavier drives in a colour that goes;
– more detail on making a shared drive work for pedestrians and non-cars users;
– re-configuration of some of the houses to enable 2 more existing trees to be kept.
Pleased that we were able to pick up on so many of the local councillors’ concern, if not all.

OMTRA newsletter – November 2020

On the points made –
Victoria Embankment – yes, please; write in with opinions;
Parking permits: have been lobbied by residents of Mundella Road and the east end of Holgate Road who want permits, so yes, will consult on permits for those streets that might want it;
Double yellow lines for junctions: will be included in the same job as perking permits so no further time has been lost as such; not really clear why it wasn’t done at the same time the other junctions along Glapton Road.

Broad Marsh: “diabolical” seems a bit harsh on Intu since the company collapsed as people stopped using their shopping centres during the public health emergency and they went bust; since they were 2/3rd owners of the shopping centre, it’s not clear how any other party could have been approached for upgrading / changing what was built in the seventies, which everyone seems to think was needed.
And if bedrooms are not created for the students who are coming to Nottingham’s 2 very successful universities in ever bigger numbers, then they will look to use houses currently geared to serving families – hence the prospect of more being built as part of Broad Marsh, beyond what is being build and planned for in Traffic Street and now being explored for Listergate / Stanford Street.

“Things are also happening In The Old Meadows as you can see from the photo below.  Residents also received a certificate of recognition from the royal horticulture society for the lovely floral displays in our area.  

“A socially distanced alleyway clean up took place on the 7th in the alley between Doncaster and Eckington terraces with some residents coming out at different times and cleaning parts of the alleyway. A few little areas left to do but on the whole a great success.”

Residents are doing it for themselves

Allleyway along Bosworth Walk

7 weeks or so after a ward walk when expectations were set that streets would be tided up, one family undertook to do the job themselves, collecting 9 bags of leaf litter and mould in the process.
It’s a reflection of the current reality, whereby street scene staff are still trying to catch up on work having been directed to support general refuse collections. during the public health emergency.
Looks like the boundary wall with Hawthorn Court needs re-painting too. Look closer, you’ll see why it was painted at all. It’s a wall from a former public washhouse, part of which is finished with blue-glazed bricks.

Castleview Meadows

The seventies-built owner-occupied housing estate between Robin Hood Way and Queens Walk was launched as the “Castleview” estate. The site was developed by Costain.
Served by two access roads – Ferngill Close and Wetherham Close; with alleyways connecting the whole estate. Was initially set out as low-cost housing for people to buy in a scheme targeted at people on the council housing waiting list.
In more recent years, quite a few of the houses have come to be purchased by private landlords, some of whom live on the estate.
The walkways and some of the patches off remain in the ownership of the Housing Revenue Account, and some of these had become wild and overgrown.

Glaramara Close, with re-planted common gardens and a leaf mould compost store.

Residents on the estate have now set about some of these patches and some of the gardens of the private landlords, including planters on some front gardens, with some financial help from the landlords. A kinda “Catleview in Bloom”.
Latest project has been to construct a leaf mould compost bin in one of the car parks using large wooden pallets donated from nearby diy/building stores, holding many bags of leaf litter collected from the estate and around.