This is where 300 new homes could be built in north Derbyshire

Plans have been lodged to build 300 new homes in north Derbyshire.

Monday, 10th December 2018, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 10th December 2018, 12:10 pm
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The proposed development by Clay Cross firm Inspire Design & Development Ltd is for land near Williamthorpe Road and Tibshelf Road in Holmewood, near Chesterfield.

The plans have received several objections from residents highlighting issues of traffic congestion, loss of greenbelt land, the environment and pressure on schools and doctors.

One letter, from David Simkins, of Williamthorpe Road, says: “Williamthorpe Road is seeing a dramatic increase in traffic which will increase even further with this development. The area is already suffering unprecedented development in the immediate and surrounding areas.

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“There is no safe crossing point at this end of Williamthorpe Road and vehicles are not adhering to the speed limit. It is only a matter of time before we will be seeing serious accidents. So to further increase the traffic use is beyond belief.”

Another objection letter, from Stephen Davis, of Williamthorpe Road, states several concerns including loss of greenbelt land, air pollution, noise and pressure on schools and doctors.

Mr Davis wrote: “If houses were to be built on this land, I just hope the bigger picture is taken into consideration; schools, doctors, dentists, shops, play areas, walkways and cycle paths, parking available to get parked cars off Williamthorpe Road, public and social areas, pedestrian crossings, employment, blend the new with the old.”

And a letter from Emma Plumbley, of Tibshelf Road, raises issues of possible negative impact on the environment, Five Pits Trail and on a public footpath.

“Developers should be encouraged to redevelop and build on brownfields sites, they should not be allowed to chip away at our countryside,” the letter adds.

View the plans here