Compton Acres

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This article is about the housing development in Nottinghamshire. For the garden in Poole, Dorset, see Compton Acres (garden).

Compton Acres, West Bridgford, Nottingham is a housing development located to the south west of the main urban area of West Bridgford, Greater Nottingham, England, on the rural-urban fringe. Compton Acres also borders with the villages of Ruddington and Wilford.

The name Compton Acres is taken from a garden in Poole, Dorset. Many of the streets are named after areas in Dorset, such as Blanford Gardens - named after the famous gardens in Dorset - or after trees, such as Redwood and Acorn Bank.

The architecture of the area is typical for houses of its age, mostly being neo-Tudor or neo-Victorian. The district centre is Compton Acres Shopping Centre, which has a variety of general stores including a Tesco express supermarket as well as a dentist, optometrist, Chinese takeaway, Indian Restaurant, hairdresser, pharmacy, two charity shops, and a pizza takeaway. Further up Compton Acres is another pub, The Apple Tree. There are plans for a large Sainsbury's superstore on the site of the old Chateau public house, between The Becket School and Roko Health Club.

The Nottingham Emmanuel School and The Becket School are two new secondary schools now located in Compton Acres, opened in 2008/2009. Greythorn Primary School was built in 1988 and completed in 2000.

The Nottingham Express Transit (tram system) runs along the disused railway line, opened in 2015.[1]

Before construction of the estate the location was marshland punctuated with willow trees, many of which have been incorporated into the leafy feel of the area. Even though an estate there are many areas of open green, parks and the paths are all tree lined.A proportion of the estate to the east sits on a former waste tip. There are ponds scattered across the area where many families go to feed the ducks.

Compton Acres is itself a ward within the borough of Rushcliffe, with two councillors Alan Phillips and Gordon Wheeler.[2] Its Member of Parliament is Kenneth Clarke. Part of Compton Acres lies within the Lutterell Ward.

The area is a popular residential location for commuters into the centre of Nottingham, approximately three miles away on the north bank of the River Trent, although about 9% of workers are based at home in a growing segment of self-employed workers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics : Area: Compton Acres (Ward)". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 

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Coordinates: 52°55′08″N 1°09′07″W / 52.919°N 1.152°W / 52.919; -1.152