Works starts on 252 new homes in Mickleover

Construction work has now started on Bloor Homes' is new Manor Farm Fields development, in MIckleover.

Bloor Homes is building 252 new homes on a 34.32 acre site off Ladybank Road, in Mickleover.
The development, known as Manor Farm Fields, will comprise a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes.
Planning permission for the scheme, which will also provide 16 acres of public open space, including a children’s play area, was granted in September.
The first homes are due to be completed in April next year.
Bloor Homes will also be contributing over £5.6 million in funding for local services and infrastructure as part of a Section 106 agreement with South Derbyshire District Council.
Paul Degg, Regional Managing Director at Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “We are extremely pleased to have started work on our hugely anticipated Manor Farm Fields development in Mickleover.
“Manor Farm Fields will deliver a range of much-needed new homes in a desirable and attractive location which benefits from beautiful views of open countryside.
“The new homes have been carefully designed to blend in sympathetically with their surroundings and to cater for a range of lifestyles, from first time buyers to growing families and downsizers.
“The first homes will be released for sale in January and we look forward to welcoming the first visitors to the development in the New Year.”
Bloor Homes’ contributions under the Section 106 agreement will include £1.5 million towards local schools, £350,000 for off-site highways infrastructure, £3.246 million for off-site affordable housing, £475,000 towards community facilities, including sports pitches and community buildings, and £98,000 towards a new health centre.
Conveniently located, just under four miles away from Derby, the development provides easy access to the Derby railway station which has direct services to London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield Newcastle and Cardiff.
Additionally, Mickleover has a superb range of local restaurants, pubs and stores as well as a dental surgery, medical centre and the Community Pavilion. The village benefits from a number of good local schools such as the Silverhill Primary School, Murray Park Community School and Littleover Community School.