Plans to build over 1,000 new homes along with a supermarket, pub and shops on the edge of Mickleover have been recommended for approval.
Earlier this year, CEG Land Promotions submitted an outline planning application to South Derbyshire District Council for the scheme, which would be built on 126 acres of farmland at New House Farm.
The £112 million development would involve the construction of 1,100 homes. As well as the supermarket, pub and retail units, the scheme would include a cafe/restaurant, doctors’ surgery, primary school and a community facility.
According to the applicant, the scheme could create 140 jobs across the region.
Now the plans are set to go before the district council’s planning committee on Tuesday, December 19.
And, in a report prepared by the authority’s planning department for the meeting, it has recommended that the development be approved – despite the district council receiving 33 letters of objection.
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In that report, it states: “The proposal would deliver a large, mixed-use development and would also deliver positive impacts with respect to the economy and labour market of Derby city and south Derbyshire, through the creation of new jobs at both the construction and operational stages.
“The inclusion of community facilities in the site will also help support the infrastructure needs of the local community.
The development would be built on 126 acres shown bordered by the red line and would be next to two other housing schemes
“The proposal is considered to represent an opportunity to deliver a sustainable extension to Derby in accordance with the recently adopted Local Plan with an opportunity to provide a range of facilities in a manner which will integrate well with the existing development.”
If councillors go with the planning department’s recommendation and approve the scheme, it could take up to 13 years to complete, with around 100 homes built each year.
Approval would be subject to a section 106 agreement, which could lead to over £4 million being contributed to extra school and health centre places in the region.
Land on the edge of Mickleover is currently a big focus for new housing developers.
Work has recently started on the Four Acres development at Mickleover
In July, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes moved on to land at New House Farm to start building 288 properties.
The development, called Four Acres, is accessed by a new traffic island that has been created on the A516.
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Once completed, Four Acres will offer a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties. The entire development is expected to be completed by 2020.
A further 34 acres with permission for 252 homes, off Ladybank Road is set to be developed by Bloor Homes, which purchased the land from Richborough Estates in an £11.9 million deal earlier this year.
Meanwhile, hundreds of homes are to be built at Hackwood Farm, to the north of Mickleover.
Source: Derby Telegraph