BOLSOVER: Plans to regenerate former Coalite site

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BOLSOVER Land Ltd - a joint venture between and DSM Group and Marcol Industrial - has announced plans to regenerate the former Coalite works site in Bolsover.

DSM Group is a Midlands based specialist environmental company with in-depth knowledge of dealing with difficult and complex contaminated sites.

Marcol Industrial is a part of Marcol, an international private real estate company with interests in the UK and mainland Europe.

Together, DSM and Marcol Industrial claim to be committed to a programme of remediation and investment to clean-up and regenerate the Coalite site after years of stalled development.

The developer acquired the site in November 2012.

The plans for the site seek to support and enhance job opportunities in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire and to address local demand for new housing. The plans will regenerate a large, contaminated brownfield site, creating new jobs and meeting local housing need with the added benefit of helping to reduce unnecessary pressure on Green Belt land in other areas of North East Derbyshire.

The plans could include new industrial and storage facilities, multi-use business units and over time, up to 800 homes with associated local retail and community facilities.

In addition there are plans to develop a waste to energy plant on site that could provide ‘green’ heat and power to the completed development.

The developer has written to thousands of local residents and business owners in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire inviting them to view the plans, which will go on show at a public exhibition on the 6th and 7th June 2013 at venues in Clowne and Bolsover.

For those people who are unable to attend either of the public exhibitions there is a consultation website where people can view the plans online and leave their feedback.

The website will go’ live’ from12.00 noon on the 6th of June 2013.

Nigel Lax, Development Director for Bolsover Land Ltd, said: “The site is a key gateway site into Bolsover, close to the Junction 29a of the M1. It is heavily

contaminated and requires a lot of work just to clean it up.

“We’ve taken the initiative and started demolition already and expect most of the site to be cleared this summer. We have held positive

discussions with both Bolsover District Council and North East Derbyshire Council as the site lies within both councils’ boundaries.

“The plans could deliver much needed jobs as well as relieving pressure to develop on the greenbelt elsewhere in North East Derbyshire. Following consultation

with the local community we are hoping to submit outline planning applications to the councils in the autumn. We look forward to welcoming members of the public to our public exhibitions in June.

The exhibitions will be held on Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12 noon to 5:00pm at Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park, Recreation Close, Clowne, Chesterfield, S43 4PL and on Friday, June 7th 2013, 12 noon to 7:30pm at Bolsover Assembly Hall, Hilltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG.