4000 HOUSES FOR TOLLERTON
RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT PLANNING INSPECTOR HAVE APPROVED THE BUILDING OF 4000 HOUSES ON GREEN BELT LAND TO THE NORTH OF OUR VILLAGE.
The Inspector has accepted all the modifications proposed by the Council, and in particular the change to allow all 4000 houses proposed in Tollerton to be built by 2028.
Members of the Council considered the Inspector’s report and adoption of the Plan was agreed at the Council meeting on Monday 22 December 2014.
Traffic issues in Tollerton
The residents of Tollerton were represented by TASCforce at the Hearing on Strategic Allocation, East of Gamston, North of Tollerton on 10 July 2014.
Specific issues were referred to in their submission, each affects the quality of life of Tollerton residents and re-enforces why TASCforce considered the proposed development unsound.
Click here for Tollerton Map
The map shows the planned developments surrounding Tollerton including a) Sharphill – approved 1500 houses, b) Keyworth – proposed 450 houses, c) Cotgrave – under construction 450 houses, with the traffic issues listed below marked. Tollerton currently experiences rat running in all directions through its main routes ie Tollerton Lane, Cotgrave Road and Cotgrave Lane.
1 – Four fatal accidents on Cotgrave Road in recent years (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d).
2 – More than 20 HGV journeys servicing Cotgrave and 10-15 school bus journeys daily.
3 – Hump restricting vision near the junction of Cotgrave Road and Cotgrave Lane. (3)
4 – Junction carried 8000 vehicles over a 12 hour period in 2007.
5 – 40mph and 30 mph limits negotiated by TASCforce after numerous RTAs on Cotgrave Road (5a) and Cotgrave Lane (5b).
6 – Bend on narrow Cotgrave Lane. 30Mph limit has reduced but not eradicated RTAs here.
7 – Traffic volume on Cotgrave Lane increased by 47% since 2007.
8 – Traffic count in May 2014 indicates over 5000 vehicles negotiate this junction during a 12 hour period.
9 – Tollerton Lane runs from its junction with the A52 through to its junction with the A606. It is narrow throughout and currently carries over 4500 vehicles during a 12 hour period.
10 – Poor bus service through the village. One per hour, finishes at 1800, none on Sunday.
11 – Dangerous s-bend, the scene of numerous RTAs. Photographs show the latest incident at 5 am on 19th July when vehicle went off the road into a fence and garden.
12 – Church and community centre used by residents from within the village and elsewhere. Many use cars to access.
13 – School drop-off and collection area. Traffic volume at peak morning time 0800-0900 is in excess of 800 vehicles.
14 – Post Office and bus stops on Melton Road. Residents catching buses into Nottingham required to cross this busy road . There is no zebra crossing
15 – Residents access to and from village side roads onto Melton Road.
16 – Melton Rd is already a busy road and congested at peak times. Future traffic volumes are not yet established given the extent of proposed surrounding developments.