'Irreplaceable' cherry trees near library to be saved

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Residents in Sherwood have welcomed decisions to keep "an impressive group" of trees from being lost as part of a large development.

Plans to rebuild Sherwood Library from scratch and add in retail units and flats above were revealed last year, and have now been approved by the planning committee.

The Spondon Street site, owned by Nottingham City Council, was described as being in a poor state, no longer meeting the standards expected by library users.

The proposals also included the development of 12 houses, 22 flats and a public car park in the surrounding area.

In December 2020, Hockley Developments were named the contractor for the scheme, and have now been given the green light to move forward.

But concerns were raised about the future of the much-loved cherry trees around the development, as it appeared

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