Bolsover councillors object to development bid

sp63412'Exterior of Bolsover District Council Offices
sp63412'Exterior of Bolsover District Council Offices

Council leaders in Bolsover have objected to plans to build a major new development in the town, because it includes business and factory units.

Old Bolsover Town Council were told last week that Heyford Developments had applied to build more than 350 new homes on land off Langwith Road and Mooracre Lane.

The planning application, submitted to Bolsover District Council, comprises a total of 360 properties and public open spaces.

Developers have also revealed plans to build a 60 bedroom care home on the site, as well as a children’s day nursery, offices and industrial units.

New roads, foot and cycle paths will also be built within the development, and parts of Mooracre Lane will need to be realigned, if the plans are given the go-ahead by the planning authority.

There will also be new access points into the proposed developments and two existing properties will need to be knocked down.

Chairman Tommy Rodda said: “When we discussed this with the developers we felt that the proposed industrial units were unfortunate.

“The idea of having industrial units at the end of Langwith Road would be awful so I can’t really see why this would be a good idea at all.”

The town council formally objected to the plans because of the inclusion of the proposed industrial units, although the final decision will be taken by Bolsover District Council.

Heyford Developments said a mixed-use site had been proposed as Bolsover District Council had stated that “an element of employment development might also be provided” as part of the development.

In a separate development, town councillors welcomed plans to introduce waiting restrictions on streets in streets around the town centre, particularly at the war memorial.