Planning and Design Group has helped to secure planning permission for 31 new dwellings on the edge of the Peak District at Wirksworth. We provided planning and design support to the planning application alongside landscape impact assessment. The site comprises a key greenfield location on the slope of the Ecclesbourne Valley, overlooking Bolehill and next to the Ecclesbourne Valley Heritage Railway. It also lies directly adjoining the Wirksworth Conservation Area. The development will comprise a mix of family housing alongside 7 affordable, accessible flats for the elderly.
The scheme is the first major development to be approved since the adoption of the Wirksworth Neighbourhood Plan.
Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the application, particularly commending its design and layout.