Wannabe homeowners set up camp to try and get a house near Chesterfield

Woodthorpe Park is proving to be popular.
Woodthorpe Park is proving to be popular.

People have been camping outside a housing development near Chesterfield to try and get their hands on a new home.

The wannabe homeowners are desperate for one of the properties at the Woodthorpe Park development in Old Tupton.

A spokesperson for housebuilder Gleeson Homes said: "Due to unprecedented demand at our Woodthorpe Park development, we advise all potential buyers to register their interest via our website.

"We then send out an email notification to the database as and when new houses are to be released for sale and believe this is the fairest way of informing all potential buyers of new releases.

"We do not encourage customers to camp on site.

"However, we have had this happen on several occasions at the decision of the customer wishing to secure their new home."

Gleeson Homes' website states that Woodthorpe Park is made up of two, three and four-bedroom houses and is 'an ideal place for all generations to live'.