Exhibition opposes plans to build 300 houses in Hucknall

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Opponents of plans to build hundreds of houses in the Hucknall area are being urged to attend exhibitions being held to discuss the proposals.

The Brownfield First Action Group was formed to oppose Gedling Borough Council’s proposals to include land north of Papplewick Lane and Top Wighay in their strategy for housing developments.

The group says that there are plans for 1,600 houses on these sites, but believes there are alternative potential locations.

Co-Operative Estates, which owns land north of Papplewick Lane, is preparing plans for an initial 300 houses on part of the site and has organised two exhibtions.

They take place on Monday 22nd July at Linby and Papplewick Village Hall (3pm and 7pm) and on Tuesday 23rd July at Under One Roof, in Hucknall, between (3pm and 7pm).

A spokesman for the action group said: “The group strongly opposes building on this area of farmland and alongside the environmentally-significant area of the River Leen, with its undisturbed haven for some sensitive and increasingly rare wildlife.

“The group is urging residents of Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick to go along to the exhibitions, ask questions and to comment.

“Notwithstanding objections, and the fact the site has not yet been allocated for housing, it is important residents take the opportunity to speak direct to the Co-op.

“In the event the site is allocated, we need to influence the design, layout and nature of any development, minimise its impact and protect the environment along the Leen. This is the stage to try to do this.”