A former quarry site could be transformed into housing and commercial space if council chiefs approve a planning application.
Plans to build 220 homes and 60,00 square feet of commercial space in Halldale Quarry have been submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council by 4M Property Partners.
The quarry has been closed for 25 years and has been suggested on countless occasions that it be used to meet Matlock’s housing needs.
Mark Elliott, director at 4M Property Partners, said: “The scheme we are proposing is a vital new housing and commercial development for the area, delivering more than 200 new homes on the outskirts of Matlock.
“This former limestone quarry has been closed for a number of years and our plans will see the site regenerated into a range of family homes with excellent leisure and commercial facilities, which will not only benefit these new homes but those living in the wider area too.
“Just a stone’s throw from the county town of Matlock and on the outskirts of the Peak District, this will undoubtedly be a popular location for people looking for a rural lifestyle within easy reach of the town centre and nearby Mansfield and Derby.
“We have a great deal of experience in redeveloping brownfield sites such as this one into desirable locations for people to live and work – and we are really excited about this project.
“This is a fantastic scheme that will see a disused quarry totally transformed, delivering much-needed homes for local people.”
To view the application in full visit the planning section of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s website, www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk, and search for reference ‘14/00541/OUT’.