The piling specialist and power giant both own land on the 276-acre Drakelow Park site where development plans have now been approved by South Derbyshire District Council’s planning committee.
Roger Bullivant currently uses some of the site for its UK headquarters and a variety of light industrial activities. E.ON owns the railway land that runs through the site.
The scheme will create up to 1,500 jobs during the construction of :
Approximately 2,200 new homes, including family homes and a retirement village
Two mixed use neighbourhood centres with space for food and drink, retail, small businesses and community space set around a village square
Refurbishment of the listed stables and cottages for a mix of retail, community space, office and residential accommodation
A new primary school to accommodate 420 pupils
An employment park of approximately 50,000 sq m of employment space for research and development and light industry
Improvement to transport infrastructure and local roads and a public transport hub in each local centre including covered waiting areas, new buses and real-time traffic information
New safe pedestrian and cycle routes.