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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is to hold a public consultation into its planned redevelopment of the former Biwater Works site near Clay Cross in Derbyshire.

The event will be held on Friday 28th March at Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Chesterfield, S45 9JE, between 3.00-6.45pm and will give local residents and interested parties the opportunity to view the proposals for the 204 acre site, 

David Dodge, senior residential development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “The site’s previous owners secured outline planning permission but went into administration prior to starting work. We are now looking to vary the existing application to meet current demand from house builders and retailers, including a discount food store and a family pub operator.

“Consulting with the public is an important part of the planning process and we would like local residents and interested parties to attend this consultation, to give us their comments and feedback on the development, prior to us submitting a revised planning application for the site. 

“We believe our plans will bring substantial economic and social benefits to the area and look forward to welcoming comments from those attending the public consultation.”

Situated south of Chesterfield, the site has been designated a key development area within the district of North East Derbyshire and already benefits from planning consent for up to 980 new homes, employment space, a hotel and a local centre.

Made up of three areas, the site comprises the former Biwater Pipeworks, land off Derby Road, and a former tip, where St. Modwen is already well advanced with a new, purpose built sports pavilion to serve existing sports pitches at the location.