A consultation on growth options in Erewash has begun and residents are encouraged to have their say on the council's choice of preferred housing sites.
The local plan consultation on growth options will form part of the council’s Core Strategy and aims to help identify the locations of sufficient land to deliver the housing requirements of the Borough.
The 12-week consultation runs until Monday 20 April 2020 and can be accessed, along with relevant documents, on the 2020 Core Strategy Review page.
Councillor Michael Powell, Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning at Erewash Borough Council, says:
“The Erewash Core Strategy Review will have to plan for the delivery of new homes in the borough over the next 17 years to meet Government targets – a total of around 6,680 homes. In addition to this, the review also has to identify specific sites capable of delivering housing over the next five years. This consultation sets out the strategic growth options that have been considered, and sets out the council’s preferred option to achieve these two requirements. We would urge residents in the borough to take part in this consultation so that all views can be taken on board.”
Several public exhibitions have been arranged where Council Officers will be on hand to discuss Growth Options proposals. These are scheduled to take place at the following locations, between 12pm and 7pm:
• Monday 10 February: Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Kirk Hallam.
• Tuesday 18 February: Sawley Community Hall, Draycott Road, Sawley.
• Monday 24 February: Function Room at Ilkeston Football Club, Awsworth Road.
Copies of documents and representation forms are available at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall, and at all libraries in Erewash. Documents are also available to view at Spondon and Oakwood libraries in the Derby City area.