Plans to turn old factory site into new ‘district centre’ - exclusive

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A SPRAWL of derelict land could be brought back to life as a lively “district centre” under new plans revealed exclusively in the Derbyshire Times today.

Regeneration proposals for Walton Works – the old Robinson healthcare factory (right) – and its redundant Chesterfield site, off Chatsworth Road, include:

•£35m of investment to hopefully be complete by autumn 2013

•Creating around 300 new jobs for local people at a key foodstore - with more posts at independent shops

•Cutting cross-town congestion by giving residents facilities in their own area

•Saving at risk listed buildings from further disrepair in sympathetic conversion for homes and other uses

•Opening up a stretch of river and hidden memorial garden for the community

See pages four and five of the Derbyshire Times for the full story.