The junction of Water Street and Foden Street
The junction of Water Street and Foden Street

After the excitement of the moving of the River Trent it is back to the nitty gritty.

By next Friday (13th November 2020) I have to let the Council’s Property and Estates team know my views on the proposed sale of 3 small patches of land in the ward.

They are:-

  1. At the junction of Water Street and Foden Street, next to the doctors’ surgery (above);
  2. At the top of Vinebank Street, next to the turning head (below);
  3. On Frank Street, between numbers 38 and 40 (below).
  • Site on Vinebank Street
  • Viewed from Liddle Street

    “Population Density

    The Ward covers an area of 116.85 hectares – with a population density of 50.43 persons per hectare – compared to 27.38 persons per hectare across the city as a whole – the highest of the 37 wards.”

    Site on Frank Street
    Site on Frank Street

    Now I am not a NIMBY type of person. I do not think that my area should get anything for nothing or to be treated in special way unless we deserve it. However, as the above quote from the council’s policy and performance team show we are THE MOST densely populated ward in the city. Therefore, I would like to think that all green space would be given extra special consideration. My views on the sites are:-

    • The land at Water Street/Foden Street has a mature tree and gives the area a bit of character;
    • The land at the top of Vinebank Street acts as a route between neighbouring streets, has no footpath round the turning head and is where the grit box, which is shared by all 4 steep streets, is sited;
    • The land on Frank Street could be sold to one or both of the neighbours for garden purposes but I guess that would not bring the sort of income the Tories are looking for.

    Please let me know your views, particularly if you live close to these sites by email before next Friday.

    The proposed disposals will be advertised in The Sentinel before going for auction in 2021.

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