Bassetlaw District Council has revealed an “inspirational plan” to transform the Wimpy Estate in Carlton-in-Lindrick.
An initial two-phase approach to build new council houses and create an informal play space with landscaping is being presented to residents as part of a six-week consultation on the Carlton Wimpy Masterplan.
The consultation, which was launched on Friday 13 May, will also gather the views of residents on topics including opportunities to improve movement around the estate, address anti-social behaviour issues and increase parking, among other ideas.
The Masterplan has been developed in response to concerns and issues raised by residents about the estate over a number of years and will act as a catalyst for improving the appearance of the estate and quality of life for residents living there.
Cllr Steve Scotthorne, cabinet member for housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We have listened to residents’ concerns over time and as a result of these discussions have developed the initial phases of the Masterplan.
“This is an ambitious project that will transform the estate, address many of the issues that have been raised and make this part of Carlton a more pleasant and appealing area to live in.
“To make this project a success, we need residents to tell us what they think of the plans, put forward their priorities and be a central part of the project from the outset.”
Funding of around £3m has been made available for the first two phases of the Masterplan and consultation will initially take place on Phases 1 and 2 of the project which, if successful, could lead to more ambitious proposals.
Proposals as part of Phases 1 and 2 of the Masterplan include:
- Demolishing the underused community centre and building new homes
- Redeveloping some of the existing open spaces, including the paved area off Willow Avenue.
- Creating a new informal play area and introducing softer landscaping at the heart of the estate.
- There is also the potential to create start up units for local business, retail opportunities, or new community facilities.
Following the consultation, all responses will be considered and will inform the next stages of the Masterplan, which could include a planning application being developed.