There is no clear plan for employment provision in Dronfield for the 860 new households. Callywhite Lane is not a key strategic site for employment. A link road connecting Chesterfield Road to the Callywhite area, would need to cut over Lee’s tip and the railway line. Thus, it is likely to be too costly for what it can deliver.
For years there have been empty units, vacant plots and derelict land scarred from the heavy industry of the past on Callywhite Lane which is not going to attract businesses employing large numbers of people. The effects of this plan will be to increase commuting out of the area which is already 61%. This is contrary to the NPPF which aims to provide jobs where people live.
- Protecting our Greenbelt and Local Community
- Loss of Recreational Space / Reduced Access to Countryside and Footpaths
- Loss of Farmland
- Environment and Wildlife
- Health and Wellbeing
- Transport and Infrastructure
- Previous Coal Mining Activity
- The Fracking Threat
- Concerns regarding employment and industrial development
- Brownfield sites and vacant properties
- Dronfield Railway station
- Not suitable for a large scale development