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Inquiry to look at tram expansion
An artist's impression of a tram in Beeston
An artist's impression of the tram service in Beeston
A public inquiry into the expansion of Nottingham's tram system will be held in the city in November.

The city and county councils want to build a second route from the city centre to the south of the city in Clifton, Chilwell and Beeston.

The Department for Transport said the six-week inquiry will be chaired by the Planning Inspectorate.

A consultation process has already taken place to allow people to voice support or objections to the proposals.

The entire process to determine whether the application - filed in April 2007 - will go ahead is expected to take 18 months.

It is estimated extending the network to the south of the city will cost in excess of 400m.

The tram currently runs from Hucknall through the city centre to the main rail station.

Construction is set to start in 2010 with trams running by 2013.

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