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Investing in our area
It’s an exciting time for Broxtowe Borough with a wide range of investment projects to help encourage sustainable growth in the area for generations of residents and businesses to benefit from.
The Beeston Masterplan was adopted in 2008 to ensure Beeston’s future vitality. It included developing a sustainable evening economy, accessible transport links and promoting high quality town centre development and public realm improvements. Major projects have included the opening of a new eight screen cinema and food and drink outlets.
Find out more on our Beeston town centre page.
A bid for £20m has been submitted to Government as part of the Levelling Up Fund. If successful, the funding would enable the following projects to be delivered:
- D.H. Lawrence Library, Health and Life Chances Centre - a new health and wellbeing hub in the heart of the town centre that will house a new GP surgery, pharmacy, library, 5-lane community swimming pool, boxing club and women’s services.
- Durban House Community Hub - Transformation of an important historic building in Eastwood into a low-carbon, energy-efficient community hub. Services will be overseen by the Durban House Community Hub group, which is a registered charity. One of the main services that will be offered is a dementia day care facility. Other services will include a healthy eating café, community garden, employability support, mental health support groups, and health and fitness classes.
- Cycle Path Network -The cycle path project would create a network of active travel routes around and through Eastwood. In particular, the routes will connect the town centre to key large employment sites in the area to enable environmentally-friendly methods of commuting.
In addition, two new industrial units have constructed as part of a £198,000 investment from the Council and D2N2 LEP via the Local Growth Fund.
Find out more on our Eastwood town centre page.
A bid for £16m funding has been submitted to Government as part of the Levelling Up Fund. If successful, the funding would enable the following projects to be delivered:
A Town Centre Improvement Project - In place of the existing Parish Hall on Newdigate Street, a new Business and Community Hub will be constructed. This will offer co-working and office space for starts-ups and small businesses, as well as improved space for community activities on the ground floor. Small Business Grants will also be made available to businesses in Kimberley to improve the feel and appearance of the town and the functionality of these businesses.
Digby Street Industrial Units and Swingate Farm sports facilities -The current football pitch at Digby Street will be redeveloped into 20 new industrial units to allow new businesses to move into Kimberley, driving job creation and economic growth. A new sports facility at Swingate Farm will be developed in its place, with a new football and cricket pitch to support the outstanding Kimberley sports teams.
Cycle Path Network and Bennerley Viaduct Eastern Ramp -A new active travel route would link up Kimberley with Eastwood, Giltbrook, Phoenix Park Tram Stop and Bennerley Viaduct. This project will also fund the construction of an accessible Eastern Ramp at Bennerley Viaduct, a Grade 2* listed railway viaduct of great historical and cultural significance and important tourist attraction.
Find out more on our Kimberley town centre page.
As part of a successful bid for £21m as part of the Government’s Towns Deal funding, six projects will take place to create a better, brighter Stapleford.
- Town Centre Recovery Grant Scheme
- Community hub and young people’s centre -A new cutting-edge community pavilion for fitness classes, dancing, club groups, elections, meetings and event hire and more.
- Enterprise hub building - To help businesses prosper and attract people to the town, a new Enterprise hub will be created, offering start-up and up-scaling space for businesses through flexible office space and an indoor/outdoor market space for pop-up events and food and drinks stalls.
- Library learning facility - To offer new and improved learning opportunities for residents, the library will be upgraded to create a new education centre for entry level skills training. The building’s façade will also be improved.
- Safer cycling scheme - To encourage more people to travel in a more sustainable way, the Town Deal funding will improve the local cycle infrastructure with new cycle routes and training facilities.
- Street improvement scheme - We want to make the town centre more appealing and safer for pedestrians. A project is being developed, with final details due in Autumn.
Find out more on our Stapleford town centre page.
Two business hubs have been created in Beeston and Stapleford to help entrepreneurs to take on their first commercial premises. The hubs also come with
dedicated business support advice.
Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
In Broxtowe, we have a number of neighbourhood plans, all at different stages.
Find out more about your local plan on our Neighbourhood Planning page.
East Midlands Development Corporation
The economy of Broxtowe could receive a major boost thanks to three major developments planned by the East Midlands Development Corporation - including the transformation of Chilwell and Toton.
The planned closure of Chetwynd Barracks, scheduled for 2025, will create opportunities to reconnect parts of the area like never before, with an opportunity to protect existing heritage, create new cycle and walk ways as well as new green spaces.
Towns and communities across our borough, from Eastwood to Stapleford and Toton, would be able to access tens of thousands of jobs and apprenticeships, new homes, and significantly improved transport links.
Find out more about the East Midlands Development Corporation
Our Housing Building Delivery Plan will see a minimum of 230 homes built in the Borough on land which the Council owns, as well as brownfield, under-utilised or derelict land over the next ten years.
It will include buying back existing properties that were once Council homes, re-modelling existing and under-used accommodation, working in partnership with local registered providers to build homes, delivering the Council’s own new build developments and meeting the needs of an ageing population and those with conditions such as dementia.
Find out more about on our Housing Delivery page.
Parks and Open Spaces
With 51% of our green space being Local Nature Reserves and many play areas, recreation grounds, and open spaces throughout the Borough, we want our residents to enjoy the beautiful green space in Broxtowe.
Our Pride in Parks scheme continues to invest in the Borough’s parks and open spaces to make sure that everyone in Broxtowe has access to good, quality open space and play facilities.
Find out more on our Pride in Parks page.
Climate Change is one of the most important issues we face, not just locally but nationally and worldwide. Our Climate Change and Green Futures programme aims to invest in our future by reducing our carbon emissions to net zero by 2027.
Find out more on our Climate Change and Green Futures page.