Narrow road

Concerns that new flats in Mapperley could cause congestion on a narrow road

Residents on a quiet street in Mapperley fear a planning application for new flats to be built on their residential road could cause parking and congestion problems. Plans for seven flats on Haywood Road, Mapperley, which have been submitted to Gedling Borough Council, will be determined by April 6.

The proposed plan includes the creation of two additional parking spaces, but some residents feel that this is not enough. Mike McBrown, 65, retired, of Haywood Road, explained how difficult it is already to park on the road.

He said: “It’s good that they’re adding more spaces, but if it’s seven apartments, why isn’t there seven parking spaces? It won’t help our current parking issue we have at the moment Seven apartments is good and a nice area to live in, just hope it doesn’t have any negative effects on road usage. We all get along here and it will be nice to have more people here.

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Laura Keiller, 40, who works for the fire department, who lives on Haywood Road, says parking will be the biggest problem.

She said: “There are already parking issues, which will make matters worse, especially near the community center and the park. It will cause a bit of congestion, other than that I’m sure there won’t be any issues. It’s a very nice street, it’s a good quiet residential street.

Serena Patel, 45, a carer, from Haywood Road, says she is happy there are no more than seven flats. She said: “Seven is a good number, I think more would have too much of an impact on the road. It’s a beautiful area and we have good facilities around us, everywhere is under construction so I knew that “It had to happen. If anything it will affect parking, two extra spaces is good but not enough.”