Gedling is situated to the north-east of Nottingham, and includes towns such as Arnold, Carlton and Mapperley. There are exciting plans for development in the Borough in the coming years, with major new housing estates, an access road, a new retail park, a potential new tram line, and a possible fourth Trent crossing all set to create a dramatic transformation.
A QUICK VIEW OF THE BOROUGH:
• We’re located just on the outskirts of Nottingham
• We extend across 120 km2
• Our current population is around 120,000 people
• 51% of residents are female
• Over 20,000 residents are aged 0-15
• Around 9% of our population is from black or minority ethnic groups
Gedling has a higher rate of home ownership than the national average, either outright or via a mortgage. The Council also has a commitment to ensure that 7,500 new homes are built in the next ten years. Housing should therefore remain affordable and attainable. Across Nottingham overall, the value of property has climbed a healthy 12% over the last 5 years, although houses here are still around 30% less than average house prices in London.
Gedling Country Park is a jewel in our crown. Boasting around 580 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife, and with stunning views over the surrounding area, it gives our residents space to enjoy the great outdoors. A series of graded paths offers opportunities for exercise and activities ranging from gently buggy walks to strenuous workouts, and the well-equipped children’s play area pays homage to the area’s mining heritage with a rustic mining tower slide, mining train and old pit grasslands.
Arnold is a thriving and affluent market town where the Council’s main offices are located. It has a diverse range of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the famous Bonington Theatre.
Mapperley is a popular place to live, within easy reach of the city centre yet characterised by tree-lined avenues and older, more spacious homes.
Beyond Gedling, Nottingham is the UK’s 9th largest city with a vibrant arts and culture scene. It is a city that always ranks highly in Quality of Life surveys.