Changes to council development plan

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UP-to -date guidance on traveller sites, more protected open spaces and clearer details on regeneration are amongst changes proposed by Chesterfield Borough Council to its development plan.

Following a six-week public consultation on the borough’s Draft Core Strategy – in which over 380 comments from residents, businesses, developers and government bodies were received – the council have vowed to implement changes to the plan.

Key changes include a protected open space between Birdholme and Hasland along the River Rother corridor and an extended protected area between the south of Woodthorpe and the Markham Vale development to prevent them merging together. There will be amendments to allow for further protected spaces in the future and additional information about open space, play and sports provision.

Cllr Terry Gilby, deputy leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “The changes put forward will make the Core Strategy a better plan for the borough, and go a long way to meeting the concerns and comments of local people and businesses.”

People can have their say on the proposed changes for six weeks from June 21. For more information visit or call 01246 345790.