Compton Acres

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Compton Acres is a housing development located to the south west of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, on the rural-urban fringe. Compton Acres also borders with the villages of Ruddington and Wilford. Most of the estate was built in the 1990s.

The name Compton Acres is taken from a garden in Poole, Dorset. Many of the streets are named after areas in Dorset, or trees.

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 small Tesco supermarket and several restaurants. Further up Compton Acres is The Apple Tree pub. There were plans for a large Sainsbury's superstore on the site of the old Chateau public house, between The Becket School and the "Roko" gym, but these have been scrapped and the land sold to the supermarket chain Lidl. Plans to build more homes and retail units on that land have been submitted. Linden Homes are currently building 170 new houses on a floodplain between "Roko" and the new Rushcliffe Arena on an area of brownfield land, the site of a former waste tip.

The Nottingham Emmanuel School and The Becket School are two secondary schools located near Compton Acres, which both opened in 2008/2009.

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

Before construction of the estate, the area was mainly 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, although the new development off Wilford Lane has caused the destruction of dozens of trees and will not share the same feel as the rest of the area. 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]

The 2018 Tour of Britain cycling race passed through the area on its way to the starting line of stage 7, on the 8th of September 2018.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2010-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2010-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  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