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Pegasus Group secures permission for 600 homes

Two housing developers have moved a step closer to building 600 new homes at Mackworth, on the outskirts of Derby.

Consultants Pegasus Group secured a resolution to grant planning permission, subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement, for the development on land at Radbourne Lane on behalf of Miller Homes and Redrow Homes at last night’s meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council.

The development is set to deliver 30 per cent affordable homes, the land for a single-entry primary school and more than 16ha of open space including a network of footpaths and cycleways.

Amy Smith, from the East Midlands office of Pegasus Group, said: “We are delighted that the planning committee followed the advice of officers and granted outline permission for the proposed development of new residential properties and areas of open space.

“We undertook considerable community engagement during the consultation phase of the planning process, as well as consulting with planning officers.

“Both Redrow and Miller Homes are committed to the delivery of a high-quality development that is sensitive to the local context.”

In their report, planning officers said the benefits of the development included highways improvements, parking for existing residents, pedestrian and cycle links, community facilities, public open space, investment into existing public leisure facilities, habitat creation, improved site drainage and a greater mix of available housing in a highly sustainable location.

As well as up to 180 affordable homes under a mix of tenure, and a new one form entry primary school, a Section 106 agreement will see the development deliver:

  • Improvements to the local highway network
  • Management of on-site open space provision
  • Contribution to off-site outdoor sports provision notably at Markeaton Park
  • A financial contribution for the provision of new secondary school places and post-16 places at Ecclesbourne School
  • Contributions to improve local bus services
  • Biodiversity mitigation

Pegasus Group is a national consultancy with 16 offices across the UK and Ireland offering extensive experience across all sectors of the development industry including planning, design, environment, economics and heritage.