Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 17th April, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Catherine Ziane-Pryor  Governance Officer

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Apologies for Absence


Councillor Graham Chapman – unwell

Councillor Kevin Clarke – work commitments

Councillor Ethan Radford - unwell


Declarations of Interests




Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Of the meeting held on 20 March 2024, for confirmation.


Subject to the inclusion of the reason for Councillor Anwar Khan’s absence being recorded as personal, the Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2024 as a true record and signed by the Chair.


New Bridge Over Trent Basin And Surrounding Land Portside Street Nottingham pdf icon PDF 931 KB


Martin Poole, Area Planning Manager, presented application 24/00107/PFUL3 for planning permission for construction of a pedestrian bridge and cycle bridge over the

River Trent, with connecting ramps and steps, lighting, hard and soft landscaping and wetland/pond area. In addition to the main bridge, a connecting bridge over Trent Basin is proposed which will provide connections to the main bridge and will form part of east-west riverside path on the north bank. Demolition of Unit 5 Poulton Drive. Temporary compound and haul routes on both sides of the river, with connections to the existing adopted highway.


A presentation was made, which included indicative images of the proposal and, in the discussion that followed, the following points were made:


(a)  The application relates to the parts of the bridge within the Nottingham City Council’s area. A planning application for the parts of the development outside the city boundary is still to be considered by Rushcliffe Borough Council. The recommendation that permission is granted is subject to Rushcliffe also resolving to grant permission.


(b)  There is the intention to include CCTV, but it is not in the planning conditions as the City Council are managing the project and budget. Lighting is part of the conditions and is likely to be handrail level rather than overhead.


(c)  The budget for maintenance of the landscaped areas is not a material planning consideration, but is being considered as part of the wider scheme being managed by the Council.


(d)  The development is being paid for by a Government grant, and not from the Council’s other income, such as Council Tax.


Committee members commented on the positive reactions to the proposals and the benefits it would bring to the City, including an expansion of the cycle route, greater connectivity to the south of the city, and working towards the Council’s carbon neutral target.


Resolved to delegate the power to the Area Planning Manager to grant planning permission, subject to:

(a)  the resolution of Rushcliffe Borough Council to grant planning permission where the proposed development also falls within the administrative area of that local planning authority;

(b)  conditions substantially in the form listed in the draft decision notice, with power to determine the final details of the conditions to be delegated to the Area Planning Manager.