Hundreds of homes planned on site of former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

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Hundreds of homes as well as shops, restaurants and office space are planned for the site of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary with a new neighbourhood comprising hundreds of homes.

The project, led by Nightingale Quarter Estates, has earmarked the site for 500 dwellings, 10,763 sq ft of retail space, 5,381 sq ft for restaurant use and 11,840 sq ft of office space.

Councillors will vote on the proposal at a meeting on Thursday (20th July).

Commenting on the plans, acting Planning Director, David Gartside says that the proposed demolition of one of the most historic elements – the pepper pot facades – is a “regrettable part of the outline application” but hopes that consent will still be granted.

“The proposal would deliver a new residential neighbourhood of up to 500 units, with enhanced connections to the surrounding communities and to the city centre. This amounts to a significant housing delivery for the city, which is policy compliant and would make a material contribution towards the city’s housing requirement.”