Nottingham City Council is moving towards its vision for a new neighbourhood along the banks of the River Trent, as the city’s Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) goes to Executive Board for adoption.
The SPD, which went to consultation in October last year, sets out the city’s vision for the area and provides additional planning guidance, alongside the Local Plan, to help shape future developments.
The 27-hectare Waterside site and has been a long-standing ambition for the city to create a new sustainable community all the way along the waterside setting from Trent Bridge to Colwick Park, and connecting the city centre and adjoining neighbourhoods including Sneinton and the Meadows.
Once adopted, Nottingham City Council can use the SPD to support the planning process.
It can help to ensure any new developments in the area help to meet the overall vision for the area, and will allow the council to control the level, type and timings of the change required. The City Council will work with developers and landowners to implement any new potential development schemes in line with the planning guidance in phases.
Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council, said,
“We have long-held ambitions to develop this area, which started with the development of Trent Basin a few years ago. The prime central location of Waterside provides a unique opportunity to create a new residential community with its own identity and character.”