Vast masterplan to convert Chetwynd Barracks into a new flourishing community

Ambitious plans for the future of Chetwynd Barracks, Nottinghamshire, have been released this week. The strategic masterplan has been developed over the past four years with the help of Leonard Design Architects.

Currently in operation, the historic Chetwynd Army Barracks is to close in 2024. The surrounding areas of Toton, Chilwell, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton will be witness of the new transformative masterplan proposed. With the potential Toton East Midlands Hub, part of HS2, also on the horizon, the area has a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to map out the future for the area, the council says.

Leonard Design are proud to be a part of this project which has nation-wide reach as part of the East Midlands Development Corporations ambitious plans for our region.
John Morgan, Director of Leonard Design Architects

The plans have been collaboratively developed with Nottinghamshire County Council, Broxtowe Borough Council, Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council. The long-term vision will see co-ordinated development around Toton and Chetwynd, Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station and East Midlands Airport, with the aim of creating 84,000 jobs and adding £4.8bn to the value of the regional economy.

A virtual planning consultation is now live which can be viewed by clicking the button below. The consultation will give 80,000 residents and opportunity to share their views on the scheme.