The rural environment was the most appreciated feature of the village, but was also the cause of the greatest concern- the risk of flooding- from the Trent, from culverts and streams and the inadequacy of flood prevention measures (93.5%). The Green Belt is highly valued, but many residents are worried by the threat of future inappropriate development on the fringes of the village. Walking is one of the most popular activities (60%), although many felt there was insufficient maintenance of footpaths. There were numerous complaints about unpleasant smells from nearby factories.
Action needed·Monitor progress on the flood prevention measures begun in March ·Establish the need for and adequacy of additional flood protection measures including distribution of sandbags ·Ensure regular clearance and maintenance of watercourses and culverts ·Distribute annual reminders to residents of their responsibilities to avoid obstructions to watercourses ·Keep a vigilant eye on all Planning Applications that affect the Green Belt, particularly in the light of new government development policies ·Request a Housing Needs analysis for the village ·Improve community awareness of any proposed revisions to the Gedling Local Plan and encourage active participation by residents·Establish responsibilities for permissory ways and carry out annual inspections of the village footpaths to prioritise areas for improvement ·Publicise methods of reporting poor air quality and pressurise the relevant authorities to eliminate smells
Aims Minimise the risk and consequences of flooding Protect the Green BeltAvoid inappropriate development within the villageImproved accessibility of the village footpaths Improve the air quality