Residents fury over plans for massive housing estate in Derbyshire village

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Residents living near to where more than 150 homes could be built have questioned the proposals because they think it is too big. Plans have been submitted to Bolsover District Council by Woodall Homes Ltd for 175 homes on land off Oxcroft Lane, in Shuttlewood, and and a new link road between Shuttlewood Road and Oxcroft Lane.

The houses would be built on land just off Oxcroft Lane, along with the demolition of Boleappleton Farm. But the announcement of the plans has led to an angry response, with locals questioning the need for the development and also why Bolsover District Council keeps approving applications to build more houses.

In her letter, Emily Davies said: “This tiny village of Shuttlewood has a very small primary school, one shop and not a very good road system in place. Yet recently they have passed permission for a massive housing estate already on Shuttlewood Road a few years previous one on the other side of the road.

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“They have also passing planning for 300 houses in a field also behind Chesterfield Road. This is a tiny village, not a town and cannot offer any amenities.

“Are you considering where the children are going to be schooled, Which dentist and doctors they are going to attend as all facilities in Bolsover and Clowne are already pushed to the max.”

Mrs Davies isn’t alone either. Laura Hughes also questioned how the local primary school and dentist will be able to cope.

She said: “Then there is the environmental issues, more cars, more pollution, getting rid of green fields. This needs to be reconsidered as there is no infrastructure in the local area and concerns of speeding near the local primary school is already a major concern and numerous accidents have already nearly happened.”

Pictured is the layout of the new estate should planners in Bolsover give it the go-ahead
This is the layout of the new estate should planners in Bolsover give it the go-ahead

According to the planning documents, seen by Derbyshire Live, 157 of the properties would be made available to the open market, including four two-bedroom, 16 three-bedroom and 16 four-bedroom houses.

The remaining are listed as having an “unknown” number of bedrooms. 18 properties would be made available as “social, affordable or intermediate rent” homes including four one-bedroom and 14 “other” types of housing.

The new estate would also include around 100 car parking spaces for the first phase of construction. If the plans are approved the new estate would be built next to the current Cavendish Park development on the outskirts of Bolsover and next to Brockley Wood to the north of the proposed site.

It would include the demolition of Boleappleton Farm, described as “a derelict farmhouse with a series of outbuildings”. Planning documents have now been sent to Bolsover District Council’s planning department with a final decision expected by the middle of November 2022.


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