Council seeks views on Local Plan for Ordsall

Council seeks views on Local Plan for Ordsall

Residents and businesses in the Ordsall area are being asked to participate in a second public consultation on the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan, which sets out Bassetlaw District Council’s priorities on housing, employment, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2037.

This latest focussed consultation is asking people to share their views on the proposed Ordsall South development following updates to the Local Plan and further proposals from the site promoter. These updates are in response to the significant feedback that the Council received during the November 2020 Local Plan consultation.

The Council received more than 800 responses during November’s consultation and resident’s view have helped to shape the revision of the plan. However, due to National Planning Policies, the Council has been forced to increase the proposed number of 800 homes delivered up to 2037 by including a further 450 homes beyond 2037.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council said: “Increasing the number of properties on the Ordsall South site was something that we really did not want to do and I am very sympathetic to the views of residents and share their concerns.

“Like many other local councils across the country, Bassetlaw is under significant pressure from the Government to build more houses. Their National Planning Policies look to give developers even more power to build as many homes as they like without consulting with residents, businesses and Councils.  This is a very difficult situation. 

“The Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan can put the brakes on development in our district and ensure that we can control future development, bring in new high-skilled jobs that are needed, and ensure that the infrastructure including road improvements, cycle routes, play facilities and health provision that residents and businesses need is planned for and delivered. 

“Without a Local Plan we could see our district face the prospect of even more sites coming forward from land owners and developers who would not include the level of infrastructure and services that a Local Plan would demand. This consultation is the next stage in the process of the Council adopting a Local Plan. Your views are important and I hope that you can participate.” 

Residents and businesses can view the updated proposals and take part in the consultation on our website. 

There are also a number of online consultation events taking place. All comments must be received before the consultation closes on Wednesday 21 July, 2021.

Just some of the key features of the site include:

Housing

The 108.7 hectare site will deliver 800 homes up to the year 2037, with a further 450 homes to follow after. 20% of homes delivered will be affordable housing, 20% will be designed for older people and 5% will be designed for wheelchair access.

Community and Environmental Features

The development will benefit from a Local Centre, including a convenience shop, land for a primary school, a health hub, and community facilities including outdoor sports pitches.

It will also include a 23 hectare Country Park on the western boundary next to Whisker Hill, creating more space for wildlife and a community woodland. In addition, Four hectares of high quality, open space will be created across the site for recreation, children’s play and facilities for young people.

Infrastructure features

A green buffer around the site will help protect the privacy of residents. 

Flood management measures will deal with surface water run off on the site so that existing residents are not impacted. This could include sustainable drainage such as ponds and wetlands.

New footpaths and cycleways across the site and to Ordsall, improvements to the public rights of way.

A new bus service into the site providing links to Ordsall and Retford.

Two new traffic management schemes will be delivered to help improve traffic flow and safety for people and cyclists in Ordsall Old Village and Eaton Village.

Improvements will be made to nearby road junctions including, but not limited to:

  • Priority T junction of Ollerton Road and West Hill Road
  • Mini roundabout junction of A620 Ordsall Road / Babworth Road
  • Mini roundabout junction of A638 Goosemoor Lane / London Road at Whitehouses

Have your say

An updated policy is available for residents and businesses to view alongside the site promoter’s initial concept plan. This shows where different types of development, open space and infrastructure, such as roads, cycle ways and flood management could go.

You can view all of this information by visiting visiting our website.

You can also join us at one of our online consultation events.

Date

Time

Wednesday 16th June  2021

6-7pm

Thursday 24th June 2021

2-3pm

Thursday 1st July 2021

6-7pm

Wednesday 7th July 2021

2-3pm

Tuesday 13th July 2021

6-7pm


Please note that the online events must be pre-booked and will be held on Microsoft Teams. You can book your place by visiting www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/bassetlawplan

All comments must be received before the consultation closes on Wednesday 21 July, 2021.

We will consider all of the comments we receive, where appropriate, and reflect these comments in the publication stage of the Local Plan in August 2021.

 


Last Updated on Friday, August 20, 2021