In January 2016, outline planning permission was secured by DLP Planning for up to 146 dwellings on the former Cammac Coal Yard, off Dunston Road in Chesterfield.
The site was allocated as employment land in the Local Plan, however, the application successfully demonstrated that there was no reasonable prospect of it coming forward for this use.
The conflict with the land use allocation in the development plan was outweighed by the re-use of a brownfield site for housing. The additional benefits of the remediation of the land and the significant contribution the site would make to increasing the supply and rate of delivery of housing in the Borough were also afforded weight in making a positive decision on the proposals.
Members of Chesterfield Council’s Planning Committee voted to support the Officer’s recommendation for approval, subject to conditions and completion of a legal agreement.