Inquiry will decide on plans for up to 160 new homes

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An application to build up to 160 homes near Chesterfield is to be considered by a public inquiry after the developers lodged a formal appeal.

North East Derbyshire District Council planners rejected proposals for outline planning permission to build the homes at Hasland on land between the A617 bypass and Mansfield Road.

Committee members rejected the scheme on the grounds that it was outside of the council’s agreed development limits, would result in the loss of green space and would contribute to traffic congestion.

Developers Hallam Land Management Ltd have appealed against the decision, and the application will now be considered at a public inquiry in Clay Cross starting on January 7, and could last up to five days. THe hearing starts at 10am.