The Gedling Access Road, also known as GAR, is a long term collaborative project involving multiple agencies and partners.
The £40 million development will draw funding from numerous partners, with; Homes England, contributing £7.17 million, Developers Keepmoat contributing £17 million (which includes £4.48 million from a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) secured by Gedling Borough Council), £10.8 Million from the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), £5.4 million from Nottinghamshire County Council and a further £529,000 from section 106 contributions, including a £436,000 obligation from the nearby Teal Close development.
The GAR is one of only six schemes supported by the LEP Board across the D2N2 area (which covers the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area) and is the largest single scheme the LEP is supporting.
Gedling Borough Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Homes England, Keepmoat Homes and Via East Midlands have all worked in partnership on the GAR, which is expected to be completed and open to traffic before the end of 2020.
The new road will be built between Mapperley Plains and the A612 Trent Valley Way, Gedling, and will reduce traffic flows along the Arnold Lane corridor and thereby reducing congestion in Gedling Village.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;
“The work that has been carried out so far on the Gedling Access Road has been a real collaborative effort and, when finished, the road will be a huge asset, providing access and space for more homes and businesses within our borough. Working in partnership has been crucial; it’s helped secure funding and made sure all appropriate agencies have been involved. A project of this scale and complexity simply couldn’t be achieved without the support and expertise of our partners.”