Anna Soubry MP sets the record straight about Broxtowe Borough Council’s housing plans

Anna Soubry, Member of Parliament for Broxtowe, has today released a document which shows Broxtowe Borough Council’s consideration to make land available for housing on Chetwynd Barracks. This document was available last week at a meeting held following the Council’s abandonment of its “preferred site” status for the green belt land north of Toton.

The next day they revealed the map which shows a new site for potential development; at Chetwynd Barracks and states the figure of 2,694 houses.

Anna Said: “Toton could not possibly take this number of homes and it would depend on the closure of Chetwynd Barracks. There have been talks with the Ministry of Defence about possible land release at Chetwynd, but I am now assured no talks about building 2,694 houses. One wonders if that is the case, why on earth the Barracks has been considered as a site with over 2,500 houses identified and why this map has been placed with the papers showing sites for potential development.”

Anna added, “This all highlights the grave error Broxtowe has made in accepting the housing target of 6,000. Instead, Broxtowe should be identifying its own need based on full consultation with communities and identifying what non green belt land is available.  Broxtowe does not have to follow the course it has chosen and this has been confirmed to me by Ministers. Broxtowe now finds itself scrabbling around looking for sites, upsetting communities and putting huge swathes of our green belt at risk of development.”

Anna is continuing with her campaign to protect the green belt by organising public meetings in conjunction with local councillors.  These meetings are taking place at the Temple Community Centre in Nuthall on Saturday 12th November from 4:00pm- 5:00pm and Greasley Parish Hall on Saturday 26th November from 2:00 to 4:00pm.