First phase of major city centre mixed-use scheme given green light

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Planning permission for the first phase of the Becketwell regeneration scheme has been granted by Derby City Council’s planning committee.

St James Securities is now clear to build 259 residential units, along with internal and external resident amenities, plus two ground floor commercial units, on land formerly occupied by the Debenhams store, which has since been demolished.

The Becketwell scheme has garnered strong support in the city, not least from Marketing Derby and the city council itself.

In a letter submitted to the committee supporting the application, John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: “At Marketing Derby, we welcome the proposals of a scheme that will have a transformational part in stimulating the local economy

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