Have your say on controversial 350-homes plan near Chesterfield

Campaigners Stacey Varley, Paul Mann, Mick Bagshaw and Ann Godbehere
Campaigners Stacey Varley, Paul Mann, Mick Bagshaw and Ann Godbehere

Inkersall residents have been invited to have their say on plans to build 350 homes at a major new development.

The proposal by Gladman Developments Ltd to build the properties off Bamford Road has already proved controversial.

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Campaigners say the plans would cause havoc due to the increase in traffic on roads around the area.

But developers say the proposals ‘will deliver a percentage of affordable properties which can help residents from all backgrounds to fulfil their housing aspirations’.

They have also promised new public spaces, including three play areas and woodland, a new convenience store and retail parade ‘at the heart of the development’.

Liam Ryder, planning manager at Gladman Developments Ltd, said: “Our plans will deliver much-needed new homes for the residents of Inkersall, and the wider Chesterfield borough. The inclusion of affordable homes for local residents, including first time buyers and key workers, such as teachers and nurses, will help those struggling find suitable accommodation.

“Delivery of our new homes in Chesterfield borough will also provide an economic boost for the local economy by bringing in more trade for local shops and services.

“We want to deliver what Inkersall needs in the right way, but we need the help of residents to do so.

“Before a planning application is submitted to the council, we want to hear the views of the local community about the plans. What type of properties would you like to see delivered? What issues would you like us to consider in preparing our plans? What do you like or dislike about our initial proposals?”

Inkersall campaigner Mick Bagshaw is concerned about the planned development.

He said previously : “The proposal would cause havoc for the area. Local roads would not cope. The mention of land being available for retail and a school is just a carrot being dangled for residents to accept the application.”

Gladman Developments Ltd is currently undertaking a public consultation on the plans and residents are being encouraged to have their say by visiting www.newhomesforinkersall.co.uk.

People can also contact 0844 556 3002 or email newhomesforinkersall@lexcomm.co.uk.