A total of 68 New homes are set to be built on a former mining site in Swadlincote

By Eddie Bisknell - Local Democracy Reporter

26th May 2022 | Local News

The site is off Park Road in Swadlincote. Photo: Eddie Bisknell
The site is off Park Road in Swadlincote. Photo: Eddie Bisknell

Dozens of houses are set to be built on a former mining site in Swadlincote.

Plans from Cameron Homes would see 68 houses built on part of the former Cadley Hill Colliery site, on a plot of land off Park Road.

South Derbyshire District Council is set to make a final decision on the site with officers recommending that they are approved at a meeting on Tuesday, May 31.

If approved, the development would include just two homes which are classed as affordable housing – two two-bed bungalows.

Of the remaining 66 homes, four would be two-bed bungalows, two would be two-bed houses, 30 would be three-bed houses and 30 would be four-bed houses.

Access to the site would stem off a new three-arm roundabout which is currently being built off Park Road.

Outline plans for the site were approved in July 2019, with the former Cadley Hill Colliery site forming the lynchpin of the town's redevelopment with hundreds of homes, golf course and a country park.

This application is to agree the final details of the scheme.

In response, the Coal Authority said that it had no objections and that any coal mining legacy related issues could be dealt with through planning conditions.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has asked that bat, bird boxes be installed on trees around the site and that a number of bat and swift boxes should be installed on some of the houses.

Four objection letters have been submitted by residents living near the site, saying that hedges close to Woodview Road should not be removed or disturbed due to the amount of wildlife they support.

Council officers write: "It is considered that the proposed development would create satisfactory living environments for the future occupiers of the proposed dwellings and provides an appropriate balance between the amenity of future occupiers and the delivery of the number of dwellings approved at outline stage, and design matters.

"Overall, notwithstanding the comments received, in design terms and in terms of residential amenity, the proposed development is considered to be acceptable."

The proposed development would include a children's play area close to Woodview Road and a cycleways would be created throughout the site.

The Cadley Hill site will be home to around 600 houses in total once construction has completed, with the lion's share being built closer to the town off William Nadin Way through Avant Homes.

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