PLANS for 41 homes to be built on the site of derelict industrial buildings have moved a step closer.
South Derbyshire District Council’s planning committee has now been recommended to approve the proposals to develop the former Clayton Engineering site, in Scropton Road, Hatton which has been unoccupied since 2006.
The residential development site could also include small business units and 109 car parking spaces.
Derbyshire County Council has requested financial contributions towards the improvement of the waste recycling centre at Newhall and the library at Etwall amounting to £1,173.83 and £14,760 respectively.
The 1.13-hectare (2.79-acre) site was previously the subject of a planning application in 2007 for 56 homes, but was refused due to noise and disturbance and loss of employment land.
However, the new proposals, submitted jointly by Martyn Pask and Robert Orgill, of The Radleigh Group, and Rolls-Royce, include a series of noise mitigation measures, including an agreement with the adjacent landowner, which seek to address the previous reasons for refusal.
The application has received one response in support of the proposal stressing the need for more housing in Hatton, and three objections citing loss of light, privacy, traffic problems and noise as just some of the problems that could be caused by the development.
The planning committee will meet on Tuesday.