Veteran oak trees prevent £40m plans for new sports centre

Trees-edited-finThree oak trees that are believed to be over 150 years old are in the way of plans for a new sports hall at The University of Nottingham.

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The current sports centre was bought from the Royal Air Force in 1971 but it is no longer fit for purpose as the University only had 10% of the students that it has now. However the plans have been rejected by Nottingham City Council in order to sustain the natural environment.

Tim Utton, Deputy Director of Communication for the University of Nottingham explains their disappointment that the plans have been halted.

The plans were first put forward at the end of 2014 but were pushed back by the Council. The University then worked closely with the council to amend these plans. However the university were “shocked” to discover that the plans had been rejected.

 

 

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