Mackworth: Up to 2,000 homes could be built on outskirts of Derby

Up to 2,000 new homes could be built in a massive new development to the west of Derby.

New schools could also be created off Brun Lane, in the Mackworth area, close to the A38.

A formal planning application is yet to be submitted, but the development is listed in Amber Valley Borough Council's Local Plan.

Derby city councillor Gaurav Pandey has expressed concerns over plans to build hundreds of homes.

Amber Valley says its Local Plan is in the final stages and is almost ready to be examined by a Government-appointed inspector.

A local plan document contains some information about the proposed homes earmarked for Mackworth, of which most could be built between now and 2040, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

Infrastructure 'already struggling'

It states that the development would provide a new "western edge" to Derby.

But Councillor Pandey says he is worried there are too many new homes in the plan for Mackworth to cope with.

He said: "My main objections are the number of houses they (Amber Valley Borough Council) are proposing for this area.

"Secondly, that it will take away big chunks of prime agricultural land, and the infrastructure in Mackworth is already struggling with the increase in traffic and demand for schools, dentists and doctors surgery."

A spokesperson for the authority said: "The Pre-Submission Local Plan is currently subject to public consultation that does not close until May 1. It would, therefore be inappropriate to comment directly on any specific element at this stage."

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