Plans have been submitted to build 65 new homes on the edge of a Derbyshire village.
Omnivale and Wheeldon Brothers have put forward an application to Amber Valley Borough Council for full planning permission to build the properties on a 10.7-acre site off The Common, at Crich, near Matlock.
The homes would be built on farmland to the south of the village and would effectively be an expansion of another Wheeldon Brothers development called Woodside Farm.
That development, which has 15 properties, is adjacent to the proposed and is now completed and fully occupied.
According to the proposals, the homes at the new development would all be two-storey properties and would be mostly detached, although some semi-detached and terraced homes would also be built. Out of the 65 properties, around 20 will “affordable” homes.
As well as well the properties, new public open space would be created, including an equipped play area.
The homes would be built on farmland to the south of Crich
In planning documents submitted to the borough council by Planning and Design Group, on behalf of Omnivale and Wheeldon, it said: “The concept behind the proposed development is to provide additional housing choice and availability in Crich, as well as contributing towards housing supply in Amber Valley more widely.
“The desire is for the accommodation to be well delivered, high quality, sustainable and attractive to residents.
“The sustainability of the site and proposed development is clear. New residential development will help meet specific housing aspiration in Crich and Amber Valley more widely, supporting the longevity and vitality of the settlement.
“The proposal responds directly to its physical, social and environmental context and reflects the requirements of national and local planning policy.”
The majority of the homes would be detached properties
The development site is to the north of a Grade 2 listed property called Woodbank House, which was built around 1800.
The planning documents state: “The applicants recognise this property as a relevant heritage asset with the potential to be affected by proposals for development.
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“The test is whether the development would harm the character and appearance of the asset concerned, ensuring its preservation.
“No discernible effect on the adjacent listed building is expected as a result of any grant of consent.
“On this basis, the development cannot reasonably be said to harm the significance of this heritage asset and as such, there is no conflict with relevant local or national heritage policies.”
Source: Derby Telegraph