Page last updated at 13:51 GMT, Saturday, 28 June 2008 14:51 UK

Further details given on new town

More information on proposals for an "eco-town" on a former RAF site in Nottinghamshire has been released.

The Crown Estate and two other developers want to build about 6,000 homes at the former RAF Newton base near Bingham.

A website has been launched with more details on the town, which include community sports facilities.

Some residents have said they are worried about the traffic the development could bring to the area.

Proposals for the development include free shuttle buses to the town centre, cycle and pedestrian routes and improved public transport in the area.

Developers also say they want to encourage schemes where residents operate small environmentally friendly businesses from their homes.

The leader of Rushcliffe Council, Neil Clarke, has demanded a meeting with government ministers over the proposals as soon as possible.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Plans for eco-town at ex-RAF base
25 Jun 08 |  Nottinghamshire
More talks planned over eco-town
09 May 08 |  Nottinghamshire
Possible eco-town to be discussed
08 May 08 |  Nottinghamshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific