City council planners target brownfield regeneration

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published On: 2 Feb 2015
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A city council planning department is seeking to hone its focus on regeneration and brownfield development.

Nottingham City Council area planning manager Rob Percival told Planning: “The authority area is pretty much all developed land.

“We have a tight local authority boundary and don't have tracts of land that are undeveloped. But we are dealing with brownfield land and large-scale regeneration.

He added: “Our key drivers are regeneration, economic growth and placemaking. Residential work is part of that but we cover all primary uses and are not single focused on a particular area.”

The local authority is looking to recruit a senior principal planning officer to handle large, complex development proposals and take responsibility for the work of more junior members of the team.

Major ongoing schemes include the Nottingham Enterprise Zone. The Alliance Boots site totals 113 hectares of land set to become a hub for health and wellbeing businesses. 

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