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Land West Of Mickleover

A high quality housing and community development

Land West Of Mickleover
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South Derbyshire District Council's emerging Local Plan provides a blueprint of where new development should go up to 2028. The Plan identifies that at least 12,600 new homes will be required across the district between 2011 and 2028 with the majority on the edge of Derby.

The Plan allocates the ‘Land to the West of Mickleover' for up to 1,650 new homes, 550 of which already have permission or a resolution to grant planning permission. This site is part of that allocation and can accommodate up to 1,100 high quality new homes, a primary school, a local centre which could house a doctor's surgery, neighbourhood shopping, a café/restaurant, a pub and a community facility.

It would be a high quality development, designed to complement the character of the area and can deliver:

  1. A new primary school on site
  2. A financial contribution towards secondary education to allow for the expansion of existing provision or to support the delivery of a new secondary school
  3. A local centre which can house shops, café/restaurant, public house and a doctor's surgery
  4. Extensive open space including recreation areas and children's play areas, playing pitches, linear and pocket parks and playing fields
  5. A range of types and sizes of new homes for local people, including affordable, family and starter homes
  6. Funds to improve local bus services and provide better links to Derby and the surrounding area
  7. New footpaths and cycleways linking to existing routes including Ladybank Road, Hospital Lane and the National Cycle Network Route 54 to the north
  8. About £9.4million of New Homes Bonus which is Government funding for investment into local infrastructure.

The planning application details the infrastructure, environmental protection and management which will be delivered alongside homes, new public/green spaces, primary school and local centre. This is informed by extensive technical studies which ensure the scheme integrates with the existing settlement and mitigates it’s effects on the area. These include:

  1. Protecting important existing hedgerows, trees and watercourses and providing new opportunities for habitat creation
  2. Creating new sensitive treatments to the edges of the site and new landscaping to filter views into the site
  3. Mitigating any risk of flooding from surface water by delivering sustainable drainage systems which will ensure run off is restricted to current rates
  4. Responding to the landscape character and the existing features within the field parcels so that the development sits sensitively within the local landscape setting
  5. Creating an integrated and accessible development, enhancing public transport and minimising potential traffic generation. The local centre and primary school on site will help reduce journeys by car. The scheme will also be designed to provide very good pedestrian and cycle access into Mickleover, encouraging sustainable travel to local shops and services.

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Land West Of Mickleover

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