Stanton – the way forward

Erewash residents look set to be urged to give their views on an important planning document that will drive the development of the Stanton site – one of the biggest development opportunities the borough has ever seen.
 
A meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive next week (Thursday 1st September) is expected to confirm the go-ahead for a six-week public consultation on a Stanton masterplan that has been produced by the council to take the site forward.
 
The masterplan has been drafted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and will be the key guide to for any developer wanting to put together a realistic planning application for the site.
 
Stanton Regeneration Site is featured in the council’s Core Strategy for redevelopment to provide, among other things, around 2,000 homes, a business park, land for general industry, a primary school, shops, open spaces, local jobs and other community facilities.
 
Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
 
“Stanton is the most important development site in Erewash and this masterplan is aimed at addressing all the issues that surround it and to clearly set out the expectations we have to provide a quality redevelopment for residents of this borough.
 
“We have worked hard to produce a plan that will remove any uncertainty for developers and will be a guide to help them put together future planning applications that are likely to be successful.
 
“It is absolutely vital that our residents have their say on such an important document and help us to shape the expectations we have for the site – which is why we will vote on a six-week consultation at our Council Executive meeting next week.”
 
Details of the start of the expected consultation and where the public can view the draft SPD will be announced shortly. Residents can check out the council’s website www.erewash.gov.uk  and keep up to date on the Twitter feed and Facebook page /erewashbc.
 
The meeting of Council Executive will be at Long Eaton Town Hall on Thursday 1 September at 10.30am.