HOW Submits Plans for New Commercial Hub

Acting on behalf Chesterfield Waterside Partnership, a joint venture between Urbo Regeneration and Chesterfield Borough Council, Manchester based HOW Planning has submitted a reserved matters planning application for Phase 1 of a new mixed use commercial hub as part of the extensive Chesterfield Waterside Development in Derbyshire. This first phase is the first step in securing the detailed design proposals for the Basin Square site.

Basin Square is part of the £300 million mixed use regeneration scheme which is being delivered by Urbo Regeneration, a specialist regeneration developer controlled by Chesterfield based Bolsterstone PLC and Arnold Laver Group.

Says Liz McFadyean, Principal Environmental Planner at HOW Planning: “The Chesterfield Waterside Development is a hugely exciting project for Chesterfield as it is opening up a significant area of redundant land, transforming it into a thriving new district. Plans for Basin Square mark the first step in securing the wider regeneration intentions for the site and will help to create new jobs and services to support the new community.”

HOW Planning secured outline planning approval for the wider Chesterfield Waterside development in 2011. The latest reserved matters application for Basin Square will further enhance the waterside environment and new residential community that is being created by the scheme.

The 25ha Chesterfield Waterside site is made up of land within the A61 and Chesterfield Canal Corridor and the former industrial area has been specifically allocated as an Area of Major Change by the Council. The employment and residential led mixed-use regeneration scheme is expected to create approximately 2000 jobs.

In addition to the new commercial hub the wider development will include residential, retail and office accommodation, a doctor’s surgery, crèche, two hotels, a health & fitness facility, a nursing home and two 6 storey multi-storey car parks as well as financial/professional services, restaurants, drinking and hot food establishments. All will be incorporated within six distinct character areas, which will help to create a vibrant new community.

An additional Reserved Matters application has been submitted for an acoustic bund and earthworks to create a development platform to facilitate the enabling works as well as an application for a temporary surface car park.

Image courtesy of Bond Bryan Architects


Published: 24/03/2016

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