The Society keeps track on all planning applications for our District. We make comments and observations, on behalf of the Society, on applications which concern land or buildings:
• in our Conservation Areas;
• which are Listed;
• which have architectural, community or heritage value; or
• which have an impact on local ecological sustainability, public wellbeing, or infrastructure such as highways, public transport or active travel links, schools, or healthcare).
Our Planning Working Group members have experience and interests in a broad spectrum of areas including architecture, landscaping, construction, development, local council, and conservation.
Our key values and ethos ‘protecting and improving the built and natural environment’ of our district is at the heart of everything we do. But we also comment and make observations, personally, as individuals. We encourage our membership to so, independently and objectively, too.
By signposting and broadcasting local planning matters to local residents and our membership we stimulate public awareness of the best qualities of the District. Encouraging community involvement in the changes around us means better public engagement in placemaking. Thus, in doing so, we can become a critical friend to the local authority and developers.
Current Planning Comments made by the Society
Local Heritage List
Continuing the valuable hard work begun by Caroline Penn during her longstanding tenure as the Committee’s planning and heritage lead, we’ve now established a Planning + Heritage Working Group who are now trying to compile our own list of recognised and unrecognised heritage assets and assets of community value.
We are collaborating and consulting with local and national societies, groups, bodies and organisations who share our aims, such as: Nottingham CAMRA, Beeston Local History Society, Nottinghamshire County / City Council heritage departments, Councillors, and other professionals and members of the public.
If you would like to help, or have expertise you’d be willing to share, please get in touch – we really value all hands on deck.
Heritage Open Days
We organise our own programme of events for Heritage Open Days, as well as those in association with other groups and businesses. The Society likes to foster good links with our local heritage groups, Friends teams, and history societies. If you or your society would like to connect with us – please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Are you a Planning nerd too? If you have skills or a keen interest in heritage, protecting and improving our built environment, or would like to get involved in conserving natural aspects of Beeston – to help shape the way we live in our town – please do get in touch. We desperately need more people like you!
Broxtowe Borough Council has a Planning page on their website. Here all application in the area can be searched, shared, and commented on. You can even set to be notified so you don’t miss something in your area, or on your street.