Blidworth Council’s road protest

A VOCIFEROUS campaign is growing in Blidworth over the fall-out from potential new housing developments.

Parish council clerk Geoff Stocks said he had written to Newark and Sherwood District Council about the developments which could see up to 300 new dwelling houses built in the parish.

He said a knock-on effect from other possible new developments in the area – including those at Rainworth and Lyndhurst – could see a big increase in traffic congestion in the area and put a strain on local infrastructure, including GP surgeries and schools.

The potential developments are part of the Government’s Core Strategy Report which has involved councils and individuals identifying land suitable for new housing which would be built by 2025.

Mr Stocks said the parish council was concerned that the traffic forecast for the area had been based on out-of-date information.