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700 new homes planned for Chesterfield’s Staveley Works site

700 new homes planned for Chesterfield’s Staveley Works site

  • Posted on 22nd March 2019
  • Category: Case study

Planning has been submitted to build up to 700 news homes as part of a vibrant new community on the former Staveley Works site in Chesterfield.

Patrick Parsons has long been associated with the development at the old iron and steel works, initially completing a Desk Study, Coal Mining Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment, before being appointed to a major Ground Investigation, which ensured that the area was suitable to host the upcoming development. The company has also undertaken a remediation budget costing exercise and regulatory consultation to ensure the scheme is workable.

In addition to the planned two, three and four-bed town houses, the development will also see the creation of new retail and community facilities, a cycle and footpath network, a primary school and a marina on the Chesterfield canal.

The project, which is scheduled to last around ten years, will provide a major boost to the local economy. During the build and infrastructure work, the regeneration is expected to create around 200 construction jobs, as well as a further 800 in the commercial, leisure and education sectors upon completion.

Andrew Byrne, Property Development Director at Devonshire Property Group, said: “Since closing as an industrial site, Chatsworth has been keen to put something back into the community by redeveloping Staveley Works in an attractive and creative way that provides modern housing, community facilities and jobs for people in the area.

“We held a public consultation in December and got a very good reaction to our plans. We believe we’ve put forward imaginative ideas to redevelop the site. We can’t wait to get started!”

The plans have been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council by Chatsworth Settlement Trustees, part of the Chatsworth estate, who has owned the land since the 17th Century.

Grant Richardson, Director at Patrick Parsons, said: “The site at Staveley Works has come a very long way since the initial investigations we undertook over four years ago. After assessing ground conditions and the land and controlled waters contamination levels, we have achieved a way forward for the development that should release the land for re-use.

“The project will provide a massive boost to the local economy and we are proud to have played a significant role as planning gets submitted for approval.”

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