The Future

Following liaison and feedback from the local community, the local authorities, ward and parish councillors and stakeholders, a planning application has been submitted for a sustainable development at Drakelow Park.

The outline planning application for the 110 hectare predominantly brownfield site includes:

  • Approximately 2,200 new homes, including family homes and a retirement village
  • Two mixed use neighbourhood centres with space for food and drink, retail, small businesses and community space set around a village square
  • Refurbishment of the listed stables and cottages for a mix of retail, community space, office and residential accommodation
  • A new primary school
  • An employment park of approximately 50,000 sq m of employment space for research and development and light industry
  • About 35 per cent of the site will be green spaces, including parks, village squares, mature woodland, riverside walks, sports pitches, green corridors and a woodland nature trail
  • Improvement to transport infrastructure and local roads and a public transport hub in each local centre including covered waiting areas, new buses and opportunities for real-time travel information
  • New safe pedestrian and cycle routes.

The feedback from exhibitions, meetings with statutory consultees and reports undertaken by environment, transport and hydrology experts were used to deliver the masterplan for the site.

The aim is to create a scheme which is sustainable, delivers homes, facilities and jobs and reduce the need to develop on greenfield sites.

To view the masterplan please click here.

The Drakelow Park team is currently working on a reserved matters planning application for phase one. This will be the detailed application which sets out how the buildings will look, their size and what they will be constructed from as well as information about the new paths and roads and even the species that would be planted as part of the landscaping proposals.

We welcome your views, please click here to send an email to the team.

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