Barrow Hill is to get a £4.5 million facelift after Chesterfield Borough Council gave the go ahead for an improvement programme.
The work to the London Boroughs estate – known more locally by it’s original name, “The Blocks” – will include:
- New roads through the estate to improve access
- Improving car parking throughout the estate
- Re-routing and redesigning footpaths
- Introducing shared courtyards
- Making improvements to the green spaces
- Improvements to garden boundaries
Work is expected to start in January 2016 and be completed by March 2017.
Read the Master Plan report here
Ernest Chapman worked for the Staveley Coal and Iron Company and was married with two young children. He was killed at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.
Read his story here
Work has begun to clean up the mill ponds and to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the site. Click here to go to the Chesterfield Borough Council planning web site and enter the application number CHE/14/00848/EIA for more details.
This is not a planning application, although one will be submitted at a later date and a public consultation will be held.
The historic Barrow Hill Roundhouse rail centre has successfully got through the first stage of a bid for £100,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding to preserve the site as a national treasure.
Judges have been greatly impressed with the development of the centre, off Campbell Drive, and its array of diverse events, attractions and commercial roles alongside its ambitious plans for the future. Read more here