Plans for up to 3,000 new homes at Denby revealed

Plans to build a new village with up to 3,000 homes in Derbyshire have been revealed.

Initial plans for a housing development with schools, shops and health services near Denby have been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council.

The council said the new village could make a significant contribution towards meeting the need for housing growth in the borough.

A public consultation on the proposals is being held until 23 March.

Drop-in events

Suggestions for a development of between 1,000 and 3,000 new homes on land east of the A38 and north of Denby Bottles have been put forward by the Commercial Estates Group.

The council said the new settlement would reduce the pressure to build on the edge of the borough's towns, particularly Belper and Ripley.

Councillor Stephen Hayes said: "It is vital to stress that, at present, this is an option, which is part of our continued series of consultations regarding potential strategic locations currently being considered as part of the core strategy.

"I would strongly urge people who are interested in the future of this and surrounding areas to attend one of the public exhibitions being held later this month."

Public drop-in events are to be held in Denby, Belper, Ripley and Kilburn between 21 and 27 February.

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