Extra care village secured after traffic impact debate

An extra care village has secured approval on a large brownfield site in Nottinghamshire following careful examination of its traffic impacts.

The highway authority raised no objection to the scheme, subject to a traffic regulation order to restrict a no waiting area at a road junction to improve visibility. The reporter recognised that the site was located in a very sustainable location and the traffic generated would be far less than for open market housing. Improved visibility would benefit road users, emergency vehicles and pedestrians, he found.

The inspector refused to award costs to the appellant, even though officers had recommended approval of the application. Councillors had used their local knowledge of traffic conditions to assess the likely impacts and paid regard to concerns raised by local residents, he found. He found no evidence of unreasonable behaviour.

Inspector: Jonathan Hockley; Written representations

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