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Developer starts work on more than 250 homes at Mickleover

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A housing developer has started work on building more than 250 homes on the outskirts of Mickleover.
Bloor Homes has begun building the first of 252 properties on a 34-acre site off Ladybank Road.
Once completed, the development, which has been named Manor Farm Fields, will comprise a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes.
Planning permission for the scheme, which will also provide 16 acres of public open space, including a children’s play area, was granted in September. The first homes are due to be completed in April next year.

The homes are being built on farmland off Ladybank Road
As well as the new homes, as part of a section 106 agreement with South Derbyshire District Council, Bloor will be contributing £5.6 million towards local services and infrastructure.
This includes £1.5 million towards local schools, £350,000 for off-site highways infrastructure, £3.246 million for off-site affordable housing, £475,000 towards community facilities, including sports pitches and community buildings, and £98,000 towards a new health centre.
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Paul Degg, regional managing director at Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “We are extremely pleased to have started work on our hugely anticipated Manor Farm Fields development in Mickleover.
“Manor Farm Fields will deliver a range of much-needed new homes in a desirable and attractive location which benefits from beautiful views of open countryside.

Manor Farm Fields will feature a mix of housing types
“The new homes have been carefully designed to blend in sympathetically with their surroundings and to cater for a range of lifestyles, from first-time buyers to growing families and down-sizers.
“The first homes will be released for sale in January and we look forward to welcoming the first visitors to the development in the New Year.”

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In August, it was announced that Bloor had bought the land from strategic land promoter Richborough Estates for £11.9 million.
Richborough originally bought the land in 2014 and it was subsequently allocated for residential development by South Derbyshire District Council the following year as a part of a large urban extension.

This artist’s impression shows what the new homes at Manor Farm Fields will look like
This extension includes a development called Four Acres. Earlier this year, Barratt Homes and David Wilson homes began work on this development, which involves building 288 homes close to a new roundabout that has been created on the A516.
Source: Derby Telegraph