Re-opening of historic route into the city and development underway on new homes for sale on Arkwright Walk and Blackstone Walk in the Meadows.
As part of a city-wide plan to decommission and redevelop some of the city’s most unsustainable council housing, Nottingham City Homes completed a three year programme of relocating tenants to allow the demolition and clearance of a number of sites in the Meadows. This has provided an opportunity to build a range of quality new homes of different tenures across the Meadows, which meet local need and address some of the key issues in the Meadows Neighbourhood Plan: improving accessibility and widening the range of housing on offer.
The Council has selected Keepmoat Homes Ltd to build a development of 111 new homes for sale on the sites at Blackstone Walk and along Arkwright Walk. Construction started in August 2017 and should be complete by the end of 2019; providing a mix of apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses. Further details of the scheme can be found here.
In order to improve accessibility and maximise the regeneration impact of the new developments in the Meadows, a historic through route has recently been re-established along Arkwright Walk. The new pedestrian and cycle link follows the course of the old Arkwright Street, closed as a through route during the 1970s. This opened in February 2017 and has quickly become popular, reconnecting the city centre and station to Trent Bridge in the south.
The route was previously blocked by a walled garden and play area, and the Council has worked with Crocus Fields children’s centre to change the boundaries and create the new link. Bollards have been installed either side of the new link to prevent through traffic once the new housing developments are complete. The Council is also working on plans for an electric bus route along Arkwright Walk, which would prohibit through traffic by camera enforcement or similar.
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