Chesterfield Waterside forms part of the A61 Corridor Regeneration, which was granted 'Highly Commended' status at the 2011 Regeneration and Renewal Awards for its approach to Strategic Planning'
In March 2011, Chesterfield Borough Council issued outline planning permission for Chesterfield Waterside. The planning permission includes an agreement that includes the delivery, over the life of the development, of transport improvements and community benefits such as affordable housing, public open space and public art.
The next stage of the project, which has recently been listed as the 50th largest regeneration project in the country by Regeneration and Renewal magazine, will be the submission of detailed applications (called 'reserved matters') for the first phases of development.
Chesterfield Waterside Planning Application (http://www.chesterfield.gov.uk/environment/planning/PlanningFullDetails.aspx?ref=CHE/09/00662/OUT)
Chesterfield Waterside is a major, mixed-use regeneration scheme proposed for a 16ha canal-side site next to the A61, close to Chesterfield Town Centre and Railway Station. The site was part of the area covered by a Planning Brief published by the council in 2005, which also included land on the Dema Glass and Pearson’s Pottery sites to the north (which are being developed separately). The development is expected to deliver:
- Approximately 1500 dwellings;
- 30,000 square metres of office, business and industrial space;
- Shops, restaurants and leisure uses around a new canal basin on the former Trebor/Bassett factory site;
- A new stretch of canal;
- Protection and enhancement of the environment of the River Rother and Chesterfield.
A Public-Private Partnership, Chesterfield Waterside Ltd (consisting of Chesterfield Borough Council and developers Urbo) was set up in 2006 to deliver this complex project. A development brief for the Waterside site was published in 2006 and followed up with a special public exhibition of the proposals at Chesterfield’s Pavements Shopping Centre in March 2008.
Construction is now complete on the first part of Chesterfield Waterside, a new canal basin on the former Trebor Bassett site off Brimington Road. Officially opened in October 2009, the basin was partly funded by the East Midlands Development Agency. The basin will form the hub of activity at the southern end of the site and will eventually be connected to the River Rother (and from there to Brindley's Chesterfield Canal) by a lock, allowing access for canal boats.
Further information on the project can be found here:
A61 Planning Brief
Chesterfield Waterside Development Brief
2008 Exhibition Boards
Chesterfield Waterside Website