Developers pledge to work with council for development of Chesterfield site

The site on Station Road.
The site on Station Road.

Bosses say they will work with council chiefs for 'any proposed development' of a site in Chesterfield.

It is almost two years since the former Derbyshire Times' buildings on Station Road were knocked down.

Prior to the demolition, planning documents stated Cordwell Properties LLP intended to create more car parking spaces at the land after the work took place.

This week, the directors of Cordwell Properties LLP said in a statement: "Cordwell Properties does not currently have planning permission for development of the site.

"We are aware that the site borders the Town Centre Conservation Area and therefore we will be working with Chesterfield Borough Council to ensure any proposed development is sensitive of this."

Some residents have described the site - which is near the town's train station - as an 'eyesore'.

Station Road was the Derbyshire Times' home for 100 years.

The building which formerly housed the printing presses and another building which was used as offices were demolished. One of the buildings on the site - which used to be the offices for editorial and commercial staff - was redeveloped into the headquarters for Heathcotes Group, a provider of residential care homes.

Meanwhile, across the road on Corporation Street, work is expected to start soon on the redevelopment of the former Martha's Vineyard building into a bar and restaurant.

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