Gedling Access Road set to get the go-ahead next week!

gedling_access_road.jpg Fantastic news that Nottinghamshire Council County’s major plans for the new £40m Gedling Access Road (GAR) are set to move to the next stage. The legal process to acquire essential land to build the road is set to get approval on the 16th March.

The GAR is a 3.8km new stretch of road which will link the existing A612 Burton Road to the B684 Mapperley Plains and has been designed to reduce congestion in Gedling Village. The GAR is part of the Gedling Housing Zone and will see the full redevelopment of the former Gedling colliery site, creating employment opportunities and almost 1,000 new family homes.

The County Council is working in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, Gedling Borough Council and Keepmoat Housing Limited who are all helping fund the new road.

This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects our county council is currently involved in. It’s one which will benefit residents, road users and businesses in the long-term. It will mean 1,000 new homes for the Gedling area and will contribute towards the creation of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities. I'm really excited about what this means for our area. 

 If you have any concerns about the proposals -contact the project team on 0115 9774818 or  email  gar@viaem.co.uk or go to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/GAR where more details about the scheme, including plans and frequently asked questions are available.