RESIDENTS of Chesterfield are being invited to help shape the future development of the town.
Chesterfield Borough Council is asking the public to have their say on two important planning documents. The first, Sites and Boundaries, will set out how land across the borough could be used over the next 20 years and earmark places which should be kept as open space.
Staveley and Rother Valley Corridor Area Action Plan, the second document, considers regeneration proposals for the former industrial land alongside the River Rother near Brimington and Staveley. Developers hope to create 2,000 new homes and commercial buildings on the land over the next 10 to 15 years.
Coun John Burrows, leader of Chesterfield Council, said: “This is the first stage in the process of identifying future sites for development and protection, so we want to encourage people to get involved to give their comments on the possibilities and to suggest further sites that we may not have considered.
“We need to hear people’s views on these plans, in particular what aspects people like and what parts could be improved. This feedback will then be used to help us to prepare a final plan that will shape the future of this important site to the benefit of the borough.”
The consultation will run until February 8 next year.
Plans are available to view on the Chesterfield Council website www.chesterfield.gov.uk, at the Town Hall and in all libraries in the borough.