Wavensmere Homes receives green light for residential scheme in north Derbyshire

Wavensmere Homes has received the green light from Amber Valley Borough Council for its revised plans for the redevelopment of Milford Mills, comprising 69 new homes.

The redevelopment of former commercial premises has a GDV of £22m and will feature 42 two- and three-bedroom houses and 27 one- and two-bedroom apartments, within a four-storey building overlooking the river and Mill Lade.

The 4.7-acre development aims to be gas free and fully compliant with new building regulations.

The houses will be installed with air source heat pumps, while the apartments will have electric heating, with solar PV panels fitted to the roof of the building to generate renewable energy. 

The site will be accompanied by two acres of public open space and the recent restoration of the Grade II listed Dye House by Chevin Homes to form a 4,500 sq ft commercial premises.

James Dickens, managing director at Wavensmere Homes, said: “We are pleased to have received the go-ahead to amend the extant plans and move forward with this important £22m redevelopment project to provide much-needed quality new homes. 

“During the planning process, we have already been approached by over 600 local people keen to secure a house or apartment here, with 21 having first refusal of their choice of plot. 

“Milford Mills will have a clear focus on sustainability and renewable energy, while delivering natural stone facades that reflects the traditional architecture of this village and the nearby market town of Belper.

“Our team will now progress with pre-construction preparations, and we look forward to being able to start construction for the 69 riverside houses and apartments in the coming months.”

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