Statement regarding the Stanton Ironworks site

Published on: Friday, 8th February 2013

The owner of the Stanton Ironworks site, Saint-Gobain PAM UK Ltd, has revealed its much anticipated proposals for the redevelopment of the 470 acre site with the submission of a planning application to Erewash Borough Council.

The exciting proposals would see the area transformed into a thriving new neighbourhood with about 1,950 new homes, a local shopping centre with restaurants, cafes and bars, primary school, care village environment for the elderly, health centre and community facilities. These will be linked by a series of green spaces, allotments, sports facilities and public squares with a large stretch of the historic Nutbrook Canal uncovered through the site.

The proposals also include a major new employment park extending to some 59 acres comprising a mixture of office and general employment uses and opportunities with the potential to employ some 2,000 people.

Les Foulger of Saint-Gobain said; "This is a very exciting day for Saint-Gobain PAM UK Ltd. We have spent the last five years in detailed discussion with Erewash Borough Council, Parish Councils, Community Groups and other Stakeholders, including hosting two major exhibitions on site. We have continually adapted and amended the proposals to reflect the issues and concerns raised, and have halved the size of the residential element from the scheme's initial concept.

"In addition to the residential offer, the employment park offers a wide variety of opportunities for both existing and future businesses. The application now submitted for the site represents a truly sustainable and deliverable opportunity to see this vast industrial landscape transformed into a unique and well-designed neighbourhood for future generations to enjoy."

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