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Housing plans to be discussed

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

21/01/14 Housing Land that has proposals for housing development in Etwall off Willington Rd

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A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Etwall on Monday so that people can discuss proposals to build 100 homes in the village.

An outline planning application has now been submitted to South Derbyshire District Council by Bloor Homes and Sir John Port’s Charity.

If approved, it will see houses built off Willington Road and Sutton Lane.

The plans were met with some concerns at a public exhibition held in September, including worries over the schools in the village being full to capacity.

Connie Hind, of Pine Close, said: “We are going to need another school because it is not big enough to take any more. We don’t have the facilities for many more.”

Concerns such as these were addressed through a consultation carried out by the developer, which received responses from 274 people in the village.

Residents were asked to comment on proposed improvements to the junction of Willington Road and Main Street, and alternative uses for the cricket pitch, which will see the cricket pavilion building demolished as part of the plans.

The outcome of the consultation states that Derbyshire County Council has said there is scope to extend the primary school to accommodate additional pupils.

The developers will also contribute to a scheme to improve parking at the junction of Willington Road and Main Street, following concerns over increased number of cars the new houses would bring.

A public meeting has been organised by Etwall Parish Council and will be held at the examination hall at John Port School on Monday January 27 at 7.30pm.

The plans also include the relocation of the cricket club to make room for additional cemetery space.

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