A NEW report has outlined new levels of housing that will need to be built in South Derbyshire by 2028.
The environmental and development services committee at South Derbyshire County Council revealed that as part of a new local plan there is a need to identify new sites for at least 6,402 new homes.
A public consultation will take place from September to October to allow people to ‘have their say’ on where the new swathes of houses should be in the area.
Sites that have been earmarked include land off William Nadin Way in Swadlincote, land in the vicinity of Church Street and Bridge Street, in Church Gresley, land off The Mease, in Hilton, land off Longlands, in Repton and land off Willington Road, in Etwall.
The report stated: “There are three sites proposed for around 100 dwellings each in Repton and Etwall.
“The largest addition is the site in Hilton for around 375 dwellings which is a substantial increase to the village of Hilton but the scale of development would allow for a new primary school to be built which is much needed within the village.
“The site does represent a loss of some employment land but the suggested use of the remaining employment land would increase the number of jobs.
“The new school and increased job opportunities would help make Hilton a more balanced community.
“South Derbyshire will remain as one of the fastest growing areas in the country and an adopted local plan will ensure this is achieved in a sustainable way that provides an infrastructure of community facilities for both the new residents but also existing residents.”
These advancements in the local plan will be discussed at a meeting at the district council’s Civic Way offices on Thursday, August 22.