VETERAN OAK TREES TO REMAIN

Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee has approved Nottingham University's revised plans for a £40 million sports village to replace the existing, outdated Sports Centre, on its University Park Campus.

In January, the original plans, which would have meant the loss of three veteran oak trees, were rejected by the Planning Committee in what has been reported to have been a 'heated debate'.

Alex  Britton, writing for the Nottingham Post (Wednesday 18 February 2015) reported that Nottingham University ...

'... came back with plans to shift the centre [sports village] nine metres to the south-east -meaning the trees can stay.

Nottinghsm University's  Registrar, Dr. Paul Greatrix, who had originally been angry and disappointed with the Planning Committee's refusal (see: Nottingham University Plans for £40 Million Sports Village Rejected), was reported by the Nottingham Post as saying: ..."This decision now means we can move forward with this exciting project and we are aiming to start on site at the end of March".

According to Alex Britton's report, the sports village will bear the name of the founder of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross, a former student of Nottingham University who is donating £3 million towards the project..