January 23rd, 2015
Following the extremely disappointing decision by Nottingham City Council not to approve our plans to build the new sports centre many staff, students and friends of the University will share a sense of frustration at this decision. However, we are now looking to the future and how we can ensure this important development goes ahead with all speed.
We are actively working with the City Planning Officers to develop an amended plan which will deliver our vision for the new sports village whilst preserving the three oak trees. We are aiming to submit this revised plan at the next planning committee meeting in February.
We are hugely disappointed that the changes we will have to make to the plans will unfortunately have adverse consequences for the University and will mean that we lose some of the environmental efficiencies which would have been delivered in the original plan.
This major investment is part of our ambition to create an outstanding, inspirational and accessible sports facility for all our students, staff and the wider community. It will enable us to attract more national and international events to the city, and this is why we are doing everything in our power to ensure this landmark development will go ahead.
It is not only important to the University, but it is also a vital investment to the city. With this in mind, we hope that the next Committee will be able to see the bigger picture.
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