OUTLINE plans have been submitted which could extend a South Derbyshire village with up to 50 new homes.
Hallam Land Management has submitted the plans to South Derbyshire District Council for Longlands, in Repton, following a public exhibition at the village hall.
In a planning statement, Turley Associates, on behalf of the developers, said that Repton had to share the load in terms of the housing requirement in the district.
It said: “Repton is one of the largest and accessible settlements in the district, which should play its full part in accommodating (and delivering) the district’s housing needs.
“This is recognised by the Preferred Growth Strategy which outlines the need to allocate large scale development in key villages where there would be district community benefits in doing so.”
In other documents submitted with the plans, the responses from those who attended last month’s exhibition were also outlined.
It said that approximately 100 people attended the exhibition and ‘the majority of people that attended the meeting expressed a reservation about the nature of the proposed development’.
The range of issues regarding the development that were raised at the exhibition included traffic and access, with concerns raised about the capacity of Longlands to accommodate additional traffic.
There was also a worry about the perceived detrimental impact the scheme could have on the character of the village.
However, concerns raised about the ability of schools in the area to cope with the influx of new pupils from the scheme have been dismissed.
According to the applicants, Derbyshire County Council has confirmed that both Repton Primary and John Port Schools have sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional pupils, which was estimated at nine primary and seven secondary pupils.