Erewash Borough Council’s 15 year plan for the area has received approval from the Government’s Planning Inspectorate.
The Core Strategy sets the blueprint for development in the borough over the next 15 years and includes the regeneration of Ilkeston and Long Eaton, the redevelopment of the Stanton Ironworks site and protection of the Green Belt.
Planning Inspector Michael Moore said that the council’s strategy document was the right way forward for Erewash.
Leader of the council, Cllr Chris Corbett, said: “I am delighted that the Planning Inspectorate agrees that we have got the balance right with a far-reaching strategy to regenerate our towns as well as maintaining the quality of life in Erewash by preserving the Green Belt.
“This plan will help deliver new jobs and housing to the area whilst providing certainty for investors and residents alike, and given the huge pressure nationally to promote development is a triumph for local people.”
The document described the Stanton development as a new neighbourhood with homes, jobs and community facilities .
It also states that the council will take ‘a more flxible approach’ to vacant shops.