Saturday, August 20, 2022

Plans submitted for work to transform Swadlincote town centre

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of an area at the centre of Swadlincote.

The work planned by South Derbyshire District Council, subject to planning permission, would see a multi-functional event space created on the site of the former covered market in Midland Road. Events such as theatre and performance, specialist markets and open-air cinema are envisaged in addition to the site being available for free car parking.

Frank McArdle, South Derbyshire District Council’s Chief Executive, said: “I am pleased that we are able to submit detailed plans and illustrations for the regeneration of a major part of Swadlincote town centre.

“The plans also include work to be carried out to clear the former Sabine’s Yard site off Belmont Street and demolish the former Bank House building off Midland Road.

“This will allow the creation of a pocket park with a small wildflower meadow, a picnic lawn, trees, a play area and a considerable amount of free public parking at the northern part of the site.

“A further 63 additional free public car parking spaces will be provided on the site of the former Bank House building. However, the five large trees on the approach from Civic Way will remain and be protected.

“If approved, the work would be carried in conjunction with the replacement of the surface and complete refurbishment of The Delph area in the centre of the town.”

The plans will be considered by South Derbyshire District Council’s Planning Committee and, if approved, the work would be completed by the Spring of next year.

Early illustrations of the proposed plans.

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