Discuss impact of Rolls-Royce plans

2007-33''Hucknall Rolls Royce
2007-33''Hucknall Rolls Royce

Hucknall’s Reach Out Residents’ Group have arranged a special meeting to discuss concerns about large-scale plans for new homes in the town.

The extraordinary meeting will be held at Holgate Academy in Hillcrest Drive, Hucknall, next Tuesday (13th January), starting at 6.30 pm, and anyone is welcome to attend.

Nine hundred homes, along with a business park, are proposed for the Rolls-Royce site as well as up to 50 on the former Dowty Mining Equipment site in Daniels Way.

During the Christmas period, Ashfield District Council (ADC) received a series of planning applications for the area, mainly involving the Rolls-Royce site.

Group chair Sally Wyatt said: “We will have a lot of things to give an update about at the meeting. I hope as many people as possible will attend.”

Residents are concerned about the impact of extra traffic on Watnall Road and Hucknall Bypass, which are already under severe pressure at peak periods.

Bulwell Hall Estate Tenants and Residents Association say there would be a domino effect on Hucknall Lane and the Moorbridge traffic island, which are often gridlocked at busy times.

Meanwhile, Dispatch reader Vaughn Gallagher is urging people to make their views known to ADC.

He said: “Watnall Road has now been classified as one of the deadliest roads in Nottinghamshire. Once the additional 2,000 cars and HGVs arrive, total grid locks will happen on Watnall Road and the bypass. This of course will extend to our existing problems in Bulwell and Watnall.”