Plans to be considered for 250 new homes
A proposal for 250 new homes is due to be considered by North East Derbyshire District Council’s planning committee next week.
Inspire Design and Development, based in Clay Cross, has submitted an application to develop the land east of Williamthorpe Road and south of Tibshelf Road, Holmewood.
The plans indicate a £40 million project comprising of a mixture of high quality semi-detached and detached two story houses, 50 of which would be affordable homes, and investment in local schools, medical practices and faster broadband infrastructure.
As well as a commitment to work with local contractors, the proposals also reserve four hectares of land for the creation of open greenspace, footpaths and landscaping with connections to the Five Pit Trail and surrounding roads and rights of way.
When the plan for the 30-acre site was first submitted to the authority, the applicant was originally seeking the go-ahead for 300 homes.
The site currently consists of two residential properties with adjacent gardens, buildings and land currently used by a commercial plant nursery, as well as three vacant fields next to the Five Pit Trail.
Lee Barnes, Managing Director of Inspire Design Group comments: “There is a clear need for more affordable and sustainable housing in North East Derbyshire, and this development will help meet that need and provide a significant spending boost to the local economy. This proposed development has been meticulously planned by people who know the area and care deeply about the communities involved.”
Landowner, Mr Richards added: “This new development will breathe new life into the area, provide a huge boost to local trades and bring a significant amount of local spending power to the area. Farming is no longer viable at this site, but it could still be used to provide affordable, sustainable housing for families and play a major role in the further regeneration of two former coal mining communities.”
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