Where could thousands of houses be built across Chesterfield?
Dozens of sites across Chesterfield have been identified for retail development over the next decade.
Every council has, by law, to produce a Local Plan, identifying how much housing is needed, as well as potential locations where the homes could be built.
In Chesterfield Council’s latest plan, valid from 2018-35, the authority says more than 4,000 homes need to be built to “meet the housing needs of a growing population and a growing economy”.
The Local Plan says: “From April 1, 2020, the council therefore expects to demonstrate a supply of 2,503 new dwellings against a target of 1,417 dwellings.
“Over the whole plan period, the council can demonstrate a supply of 6,497 dwellings against a minimum housing requirement of 4,080 between 2018 and 2035.
“The priority for development will be to continue delivering and regenerating brownfield land.
“In the borough a minimum of 60 per cent completions on brownfield land will continue to be sought, with the aim being for the redevelopment of the major previously developed sites including Waterside and Staveley Works.”
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