Hundreds of homes, supermarket, petrol station, care home and drive-through planned for East Mids city suburb

Hundreds of homes along with a supermarket, petrol station, care home, drive-through restaurant and shops could be built in an East Midlands city suburb.

A planning application has been submitted for the big development in Boulton Moor, close to the A6 and the Thulston Roundabout, south-east of the city of Derby.

JSC Farming Ltd and Central Land Holdings Limited have approached South Derbyshire District Council for permission to develop the site as part of a much wider redevelopment of Boulton Moor, which could eventually see thousands of new homes go up.

The district council will make a decision in the next few months.

An early application to the council, filed in the summer and aimed at scoping out the potential acceptance of the development, had proposed 400 homes.

The latest application has reduced the scheme to 300 homes with access from two roundabouts off Chellaston Lane, one of which has already been built.

It includes an electric vehicle charging and petrol filling station close to Shardlow Road at the northern tip of the site.

This would sit alongside a “transport mobility hub”, two drive-through restaurants, a medium-sized supermarket, shops and a nursery.

Part of the scheme would involve realigning the Thulston Brook, which the Environment Agency has consented to.

Most of the homes would be built on the southern side of the brook, along with a 66-bed care home, an assisted living complex and a community building.

A document compiled by Barton Willmore on behalf of the applicants shows that a more specific breakdown of the homes will be provided at a later stage.

For now, the applicants say there would be 54 two-bed flats, 72 two-bed houses, 144 three-bed houses and 30 four-bed houses.

The document says up to 30 per cent of the homes would be classed as affordable housing and most would be up to three-storeys tall with the occasional four-storey building in key locations.

A children’s play area would be built in the centre of the site and extra planting alongside the Thulston Roundabout side of the scheme, in an aim to protect new homes in that area from noise.

Other park areas would be formed alongside the Thulston Brook.

The report from Barton Willmore says: “A new bus service has been secured as part of the Boulton Moor 1 development.

“This will operate down Chellaston Lane past the proposed site. The new bus stops will be located on Chellaston Lane and the transport mobility hub.

“The bus stops will be provided with shelters, accessible footways and real time passenger information.”

It says the scheme would be “delivering high quality housing as part of a wider urban extension to Derby in a sustainable urban extension” helping the city meet its housing needs.

The report also says: “The overall concept of the proposed district centre and residential uses greatly support the creation of a sustainable community.”