Plans for two buildings on the former site of the Chesterfield Hotel have been approved – as part of the new city center gateway

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Overall permission for the buildings, which will include various sections ranging from one to six storeys, was granted by Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee on Monday October 10 for the former site of the hotel Chesterfield, in Malkin Street.

The site, which will be split into two buildings to the east and west, is part of ambitious plans for the wider regeneration of the city, which include the master plan for Chesterfield Station, the refurbishment of Stephenson Memorial Hall and the vast development of Waterside.

Development Management Group Leader Paul Staniforth said: ‘One of the main aspirations of the resort master plan and also of the Waterside master plan is to frame views of the spire, as an important focal point of the city, and such an approach has been considered. judging this particular diet.

Plans for two multi-use buildings that will together ‘frame’ the Crooked Spire as part of the refurbished Chesterfield Gateway have been approved for a former historic hotel site.

He explained that the varying heights of the buildings were designed to “cascade”, allowing people leaving the station to see the historic bell tower as they crossed a proposed pedestrian boulevard to the new Corporation Street.

The application, submitted by the council in partnership with Prestige (Midlands) Hotels Ltd, was for a mixed-use development, comprising a nursery, fitness centre, retail space, food and drink, a residence, office, event space and parking.

Mr Staniforth explained that these uses were indicative of what the council would like to see on the site and allowed flexibility for potential developers.

He continued: “What the applicants have done here is try to include as many uses as possible to give a kind of menu of choices when the design hits the market – so we’re not ruling out that it is a hotel or an office, we do not exclude to include other facilities.

Overall permission for the buildings, which will include various sections ranging from one to six storeys, was granted by Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee on Monday October 10 for the former site of the hotel Chesterfield, in Malkin Street.

Mr Staniforth added that the site could end up being a single use or a combination of uses, depending on how the developers choose to approach it, but the main purpose of planning permission was to take into account the property scale.

Councilor Ray Catt commented: “The details will come later.

“I think you’ve shown by looking at the station master plan and the town plan that this will fit in nicely with all the other proposed buildings.”

Members voted unanimously in favor of the application.

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