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Repton concerns over 100 homes provision

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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PARISH council chiefs have highlighted 'concerns' over plans that could see hundreds of homes built in a South Derbyshire village.

Repton Parish Council revealed objections had been lodged against several plans for new homes in the area, over fears a massive influx of properties could have a 'detrimental impact' on the character of the village, services and infrastructure.

The objections come after the publication of South Derbyshire District Council's local plan proposed the need for 100 new homes in the village.

A spokesman for the parish council said: " In the wake of planning reforms intended to allow hundreds of thousands of new homes to be built in towns and villages throughout the country, South Derbyshire District Council has drafted its new local plan for South Derbyshire.

"The local plan includes provision for 100 houses to be built on greenfield land off Milton Road and Longlands.

"Already planning applications have been lodged for 33 houses in Milton Road and 40 at Longlands.

"The parish council is concerned that development on this scale will change the character of the area and also put severe strain on village infrastructure, facilities and amenities.

"Comprehensive objections to the applications, therefore, have been lodged.

"The latest news is that South Derbyshire District Council now thinks even 100 new houses at Repton may not be sufficient to meet area targets, in which case additional local sites will be needed around the village, with up to 25 houses on each site."

More information on the plans is available at repton-pc.gov.uk

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