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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has commenced enabling works at its 25 acre site at Cadley Hill, near Swadlincote.

The work, which will see the preparation of the area for the first stage of redevelopment, will include the construction of the site access and spine road and formation of a drainage attenuation pond.

St. Modwen secured outline planning permission from South Derbyshire District Council in 2012 for the development at Cadley Hill, to provide a mixed use residential and employment site.

The development is set to deliver up to 215 high quality homes and up to 95,000 sq ft of small office, light industrial, storage and distribution premises on the site, which sits adjacent to the existing Cadley Hill Industrial Estate.

As part of the development St. Modwen will also contribute to primary school provision and recreational facilities in the area.

Access to the development will be off the main A444 Burton Road, with employment space set to be separated from the housing development by the internal spine road and landscape planting.

Richard Hickman, planning manager at St. Modwen, said: “We’re pleased to be moving forward with enabling works at Cadley Hill. The creation of a mixed use residential and employment development will deliver considerable social and economic benefits to Swadlincote and contribute to long term housing supply.

“Following enabling works, we would expect construction on site to begin in the next few months.”