Planning for the future of Chesterfield borough

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Housing developments, building on green fields and derelict land brought back in to use... what do you want to see at the end of your road in 20 years?

Almost 8,000 new homes must be built in Chesterfield over the next two decades - and town leaders have revealed where most of the properties could go.

Some greenfield land will be developed to achieve the target and residents are being urged to have a say on the proposals.

Potential sites include Chesterfield town centre where 903 dwellings are planned and Chatsworth Road district is set for 495 new houses.

In Staveley 600 homes could be built, with most set for land west of Inkersall Road and Bent Lane. Major developments are also proposed for Duckmanton - which could see 956 new homes - and Mastin Moor where 878 houses are planned.

Almost half the 7,600 dwellings needed are already accounted for in two large developments across the borough. Two-thousand homes are proposed for the Staveley and Rother Valley Corridor Area and 1,500 houses have outline planning consent as part of the Waterside scheme.

There are a further nine developments with planning permission including the former Chesterfield rugby club where 127 homes are planned, Derby Road which is set for 83 houses and Saltergate recreation ground where 68 homes are proposed.

The council is now asking residents for their views.

Consultation runs until February and series of ‘drop-in’ sessions will take place during December and January.

They will be held at: Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 10th and 11th December from 10am to 4pm and 10th and 11th January from 10am to 4pm.

Hollingwood Hub, Works Road, Hollingwood: 13th December from 2pm to 5pm and 14th December from 10am to 4pm.

Staveley Healthy Living Centre: 7th and 8th January from 10am to 4pm.

You can view the plans and supporting information on the council’s website at and .

They are also available to view at the Town Hall and in all the libraries in the borough.