The Nuthall roundabout bottleneck hasn’t gone away
and the more development we get west of the M1, the more
the problem will grow. Either we do need a tram extension
from Phoenix Park to Kimberley, or we need road improvements,
And if the HS2 project does go ahead,
there will be dramatic knock-on effects for traffic from
Toton, Trowell and Stapleford: these need to be anticipated
and addressed, not just postponed to be worried about later.
Similarly, I’ve submitted a petition to get the future
open-cast traffic at Trowell routed off the country lanes,
directly onto the M1.
Dealing with HS2. I’ve discussed this in an earlier
article. It’s going to be the major challenge to Broxtowe
in the next 5-10 years. It’s absolutely essential
that Broxtowe’s MP scrutinises the plans critically
and works with councillors and the general public every
step of the way.