Planning Application

The full planning application can be viewed on the council's website www.south-derbys.gov.uk

The key documents are also available to download by clicking the following links:

Outline planning permission for Drakelow Park was officially granted when the Section 106 document was signed in March 2012.

The Section 106 is a legal agreement between Drakelow Developments Ltd and South Derbyshire District Council. It includes:

  • Affordable housing provision
  • Provision for a primary school
  • £3.8million contribution towards secondary education
  • Healthcare facilities
  • New parks and play areas
  • New sports pitches and changing rooms £825k for new built facilities off site
  • £4.2 million highways investment
  • A new bus service
  • £150k contribution to the Greenway
  • Construction and completion of Walton Bypass

Please click here to view the full S106 document.

Transport

In addition to delivering the new Walton Bypass connecting the site directly to the A38, A £4.2 million package of improvements has been agreed for Drakelow Park. This includes:

  • Widening Walton Road
  • Realigning Rosliston Road South over railway bridge
  • A significant sum to allow the County Councils to invest money to deal with the for 'ripple effect' of new vehicles so that money is available for additional transport improvements once the development is occupied
  • £500,000 investment into the local bus service
  • 300 HGVs a day being diverted away from Stapenhill
  • Improvements to Caudwell Lane, Barton Turns and Branston Interchange

Money will also be given directly to the County Council for additional transport improvements around the network. Automatic traffic counts and surveys will continue throughout the life of the scheme to identify any further mitigation.

A Drakelow Park Steering Group will be created to review the annual traffic data and ascertain where additional funding is required to undertake further road and junction improvements.

There is also a proposal by Derbyshire County Council to move the weight limit to increase the efficiency of restricting vehicles, which will benefit Coton in the Elms. It is understood that the council has identified improvement work at St Peter's Roundabout and a new weight limit will be set here

Sustainability

Drakelow Park has been carefully designed in order to create a mixed-use sustainable community

It allows:

  • The opportunity to live and work on the same site
  • Recycling of land and buildings
  • Generous provision of green space including parks, sports pitches, play areas and retaining valuable woodland
  • Green travel planning including improved bus, pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • The appointment of a Travel Plan Coordinator
  • Opportunities for sustainable construction and design including recycling rainwater & renewable energy

The Drakelow Park team is currently working on the detailed (reserved matters) planning submission for phase one.

Further consultation will be undertaken on this detailed application later in 2012, enabling people to get involved in the design of the new development.

Master Plan

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