Investment News | 14 September 2021

Apartments plan on showroom site gets green light

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Plans to create almost 50 new apartments in a Derbyshire Dales town have been given the green light.

Derbyshire Dales District Council’s planning committee has approved plans by Clowes Developments to build 47 apartments on land at the former Matlock Ford site, in Causeway Lane.

The development will comprise of a four-storey structure providing a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments.

The scheme also includes a ground floor retail unit, consisting of 2,960 sq ft of commercial space.

Marc Freeman, director at Clowes Developments, said: “We are delighted to have received planning consent, subject to the resolution of conditions, from the district council for the development of residential and commercial use at the former Matlock Ford site.

“The development will be compatible with neighbouring land uses, lead to biodiversity enhancement, be flood resilient and incorporate measures within the apartments and communal areas to mitigate the effects of and adapt to climate change.

“This, combined with the compliance with development plan policies, have no doubt contributed to the consent weighing heavily in favour of the development.

“We look forward to developing a high-quality scheme with a local stone facade, which will complement the traditional street scape along Causeway Lane.”

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