New neighbourhood takes shape in Nottingham

More changes are on the way for Nottingham’s Waterside, with approval for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Trent and a blueprint for further enhancement of the area building on existing residential developments.

Nottingham City Council aims to create a new sustainable community in the 250-acre Waterside Regeneration Area between Trent Bridge and Colwick Park.

Transformation of the Waterside began in 2015 with the creation of Trent Basin, a development of low-energy, sustainable homes and apartments overlooking a historic inland dock, which has acted as a catalyst for the area’s regeneration.

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Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council, said: ‘We have long-held ambitions for the development of the Waterside area. The prime central location provides a unique opportunity to create a new residential community with its own identity and character.

‘We’re proud to see that our vision for the Waterside, which was adopted as part of the planning process a couple of years ago, is providing guidance to developers and investors on what we would like to see developed, where and how. This includes high-quality new homes, new transport links, and preserving and enhancing the unique riverside habitat and green space.

‘What began a few years ago with the development of Trent Basin, which has acted as a catalyst for other investors and developers, continues to transform the area in line with our ambitions. Along with redevelopment at The Island Quarter and Broad Marsh, the scale of redevelopment taking place could help raise the profile and image of the whole city, whilst enhancing the reputation of Nottingham as a place to live, work and visit.’

Trent Basin is being built in phases and, when complete, will comprise 300 low-energy homes. Phase one and two are already complete, and a planning application for the future phases was recently submitted to the city’s Planning Authority.

Work is also under way on 95 homes and apartments at Trent Bridge Quays, close to Trent Bridge, at Meadow Lane, overlooking the River Trent.  Between Trent Basin and Nottingham Racecourse, The Yacht Club Riverside development, built in phases, will offer 81 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

In related news, £25m of funding has been announced by the Scottish government to support regenerative community projects and local economies in some of Scotland’s more disadvantaged and rural areas.

Photo by Tom Podmore


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