Our Vision

(Updated 16/03/2023)

To protect and enhance the wellbeing of people who live and work in our Area.

 To innovate and adopt strategies that promote a sustainable, diverse place which is attractive for people to live and work.

To promote a sustainable, ‘sense of place’ and innovative commerce.

To promote active and sustainable travel, including public transport, supported by the proposed new railway station/transport interchange.

To provide the framework to encourage world class development of regional significance in response to the major employment opportunities created by the 18,000 sqm of high quality employment space and the up to 4,500 new homes in the Strategic Location for Growth and Chetwynd Barracks. 

The area we live in (Toton & Chilwell Meadows and Chilwell West) is going to be transformed over the next 10 years due to: 

  1. The sale of the 182-acre site of Chetwynd Barracks; and
  2. Broxtowe County Council’s allocation of circa 1,300 dwellings to be built in our Area before 2028

The Community that lives in the area needs to be at the heart of this transformation. If we don’t do this, we will have no say in the future developments and residents and businesses will not benefit from the opportunities these initiatives will bring. 

The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum is voluntary community group set up in 2017 to act as the voice of the community through a Neighbourhood Plan. The Forum is led by a Steering Group and has over 1,000 registered members. The Forum’s objectives are:

  • To promote, protect and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our area and thus have a positive impact of the quality of life of all residents.
  • To enable members and residents to discuss local issues and to represent residents’ views in decisions affecting our area.
  • To encourage the involvement of the wider community in the preparation, production and implementation of our Neighbourhood Plan.

Producing a Neighbourhood Plan that truly reflects the desires and aspirations of the community at large, covering such diverse topics as green spaces, community facilities, building designs, population change, etc. is a significant and complex task.

There is a wealth of experience and knowledge in our community and we want to encourage as many people as possible to be involved and contribute. We have established a community office where residents can look at latest maps and ideas and provide ongoing input and we will publish our reports on the website as they develop. We run a number of regular activities inc. specific workshops targeted to key elements we need to cover.