Shirland residents’ 130 homes fears

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OVER 100 residents spoke out against plans to build 130 homes in Shirland at a public meeting.

The application has been submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council for land between Main Road and Burnside Avenue and to the rear of Hallfieldgate Lane.

Residents have raised fears about traffic, loss of green space and strain on local schools and services.

Michael Hill, of Lilac Way, said: “The public meeting was very well attended and many people had concerns.

“The road is already almost at exhaustion point and not designed to cope with an increase of at least 200 cars.”

Thirty-eight residents have submitted objections to the council.

Developers say 40 per cent of the scheme will be affordable housing.