£65k for town after homes plan

Sue Coulson, of Three Valleys Housing, starts the demolition work at Town Street, Sandiacre.
Sue Coulson, of Three Valleys Housing, starts the demolition work at Town Street, Sandiacre.

A plan to build 40 homes is set to bring with it more than £65,000 of improvements for Sandiacre if approved.

Councillors are set to vote on the plan for the site where 109 vacant flats and maisonettes currently stand off Town Street on Wednesday January 9.

Erewahs Borough Council’s head of green spaces and street scene has asked for £14,266 for improvements to the park off Hayowrth Road.

And Derbyshire County Council has asked for the rest of the cash to help the town cope with the number of new residents set to move in to the mix of one, two, three and four bedroom houses.

The authority is hoping for £34,197 towards extra primary school places, £15,210 for increasing services at the Doncaster Road library and £1,651 towards extra waste management.

Four neighbours have objected to the plan with a mix of concerns about parking, the loss of ten trees and being overlooked. One said there was a potential for 170 people living there but with only 13 car parking spaces.

Another said they had ‘strong concerns’ about the people who may be living in the development, proposed by Long Eaton-based social housing firm Three Valleys.