New extra care complex in Derbyshire recommended for approval

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Plans for a new extra care complex in Derbyshire are to be discussed by Derbyshire County Council at a Planning Committee meeting next Monday (3 February).

The development would consist of a 40 bed care home, 66 extra care apartments, 18 extra care, over 55’s bungalows, a public café/restaurant, a public hair salon and an improved sports pitch.

The development proposes 110 car parking spaces, 15 accessible spaces, as
well as 18 cycle spaces on the site.

The scheme would be built on the site of the former Ormiston Academy School grounds at Bennerley Avenue, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston.

Officers have recommended that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government be consulted on the scheme, and that provided that the Secretary of State decides not to call in the application for his own determination, planning permission be granted.

A council document reads: “The proposed development is considered to be of good design and situated in a location which is in need of regeneration.

“It is not considered that the development would result in any significant impacts on the environment or the amenity of the area, subject to appropriate controls.

“The applicant has demonstrated how there is a need for the development to take place, relating to the closure of an existing facility nearby.”