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Vote set on Waterside homes project


Plans to create a new neighbourhood along the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham are set to be voted on.Nottingham City Council’s executive board will debate whether to adopt the Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).The SPD, which went to consultation in October last year, sets out the city’s vision for the area and provides additional planning guidance, alongside the Local Plan, to help shape future developments.Located close to the city centre, the 66.7-acre Waterside site and has been a long-standing ambition for the city to create a new sustainable community all the way along the waterside setting from Trent Bridge to Colwick Park, and connecting the city centre and adjoining neighbourhoods including Sneinton and the Meadows.Once adopted, Nottingham City Council can use the SPD to support the planning process.It can help ensure any new developments in the area help to meet the overall vision for the area, and will allow the council to control the level, type and timings of the change required.The council will work with developers and landowners to implement any new potential development schemes in line with the planning guidance in phases.The document sets out the council’s vision and need to provide high quality new homes and a requirement to preserve and enhance the unique habitat, riverside location and green spaces.It also identifies possible areas for opportunities and sets out plans to safeguard areas for possible future needs, such as a new school, transport links and enhanced pedestrian and cycle pathways.