Work set to start on scheme to build more than 120 homes near Chesterfield

More than 120 homes are set to be built near Chesterfield after the development was given the green light.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:49 am

Harron Homes North Midlands says work is set to start imminently after being given the go-ahead for its Thorpe Meadows scheme of 128 homes on former colliery land off Chesterfield Road, Holmewood.

It comes after a similar plan by Harron for 126 homes in the area was rejected by North East Derbyshire District Council last April, with council planning officers criticising an “unsatisfactory design that fails to take opportunities for improving the character and quality of the area”.

The scheme is part of a larger site earmarked for residential development, after the council granted permission for more than 500 homes, a public house/restaurant, small commercial units and leisure space back in 2014.

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Harron, based at Hazel Court, Midland Way, Barlborough, said work on Thorpe Meadows, a “stunning collection of three and four-bedroom homes perfectly designed for an assortment of lifestyles” is due to start in “spring 2021”, with the first homes finished by autumn.

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A Harron spokesman said: “Ecology will be a priority on the site with bird boxes, bat boxes, and hedgehog homes all being incorporated in the development.”

Thorpe Meadows follows the success of Harron’s Regents Green development of two-bedroom bungalows and three and four-bedroom detached homes, off Birkin Lane, Grassmoor.

A computer-generated image of how the Thorpe Meadows development at Holmewood could look.

Natalie Griffiths, Harron Homes North Midlands sales and marketing director, said: “We’re delighted to bring our collection of sought-after homes to this stunning area.

“Given the popularity of our last development in the region, we don’t anticipate these homes staying on the market for long, so be sure to register your interest early.”

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