Deal to build 100 homes near Matlock agreed

A major housebuilder has successfully finalised a land deal for 100 new homes near Matlock.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:04 pm
The homes are due to be completed in early 2022.
The homes are due to be completed in early 2022.

Persimmon Homes will transform an 8.1-acre site in Darley Dale which will incorporate 20 affordable properties.

The firm says its Whitworth Dale development has been “sympathetically designed to reflect its picturesque surroundings” with the homes featuring many “architectural finishes traditionally associated with the local area”.

The site located south of Dale Road has long proved contentious, with residents’ groups and town councillors mobilising strong opposition over the years.

In 2017 around 35 households on Station Road, which runs along the boundary of the site grouped together to voice their opposition.

However, planning permission for the development was granted by Derbyshire Dales District Council’s planning committee in 2018.Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “Darley Dale is a truly wonderful location, so it feels a privilege to be building new homes on the edge of the beautiful Peak District and less than a mile from Matlock.“The Whitworth Dale development will feature a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes as well as a cluster of bungalows.“All of the homes will emulate a cottage style exterior to help blend into their surroundings.“These include faux chimneys, stone sills and slate tiles as well as architectural stonework features such as quoining and corbelling.”Infrastructure work is expected to begin late summer and the Persimmon Homes team is working towards releasing the first homes for sale in early 2022.“We are expecting there to be a lot of interest for this development and would encourage customers to register their interest by visiting the Persimmon Homes website,” added Neil.“As part of our ongoing strategic development across Derbyshire, we are continually looking to expand our construction workforce and explore new land opportunities.”Further information on on the development can be found on the Persimmon Homes website at