Move to help shape Stanton

Stanton ironworks site as seen from Lows Lane.
Stanton ironworks site as seen from Lows Lane.

A new steering group to help produce a key planning document that will drive the development of the Stanton site is expected to be given the go ahead this week.

Erewash Borough Council’s Executive look set to confirm the cross-party group at a meeting today (Thursday).

The council wants to produce a Supplementary Planning Document for Stanton to clarify important issues and set out further policy for the site – a move aimed at helping developers understand the expected requirements when submitting planning applications.

Councillor Michael Powell,Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, said: “Stanton is one of the biggest development opportunities Erewash has ever seen, but there are substantial issues to consider, people to consult with and information to be assessed.”

A draft version of the documnet would be formed for public consultation.