PROPOSALS to permanently divert a Swadlincote footpath to make way for 158 houses in has been approved.
The footpath currently links Darklands Road with an area of wasteland, through Darklands Lane.
It was recommended that the path be permanently diverted in order to implement the development of 158 homes.
A 320 metre area of the route will be diverted and the alternative route will be a 309 metre tarmac track.
The changes were endorsed at a meeting of the Environmental and Development Services Committee on Thursday night.