Regeneration projects in Derbyshire could receive £570m boost

Around £570m in funding could be put towards fifty regeneration schemes across Derbyshire, the County Council has said.

The cash would be provided by the council, Government and local private and public sector partners.

The £125m Chesterfield-Staveley Regeneration Route could be in line for £106m in Government funding, while other major projects including the £55m South Derby Growth Zone, which the county council is set to deliver in collaboration with Derby City Council, could also benefit.

A new road into Chesterfield Station will receive £11m if planning chiefs give the thumbs up, while £2.4m will be put towards a new roundabout and access to a housing development in Buxton.

Around £35m will be put towards the restoration and transformation of Elvaston Castle, the council says.

Other schemes at Ashbourne, Long Eaton, Staveley and East Midlands Freeport could also receive a slice of the cash.

Some of the developments being supported are already underway, such as the expansion of Ashbourne airfield, which has received £6m in funding.

Councillor Carolyn Renwick, the county council’s cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “This regeneration programme demonstrates good growth in Derbyshire with major regeneration projects across the county to support job creation and keep Derbyshire moving.

“We’re proud to be a driving force for regeneration and levelling up in Derbyshire and welcome much-needed investment from Government to improve our county’s economic prospects.”