Chesterfield retail park link could be built soon

January 11, 2019 by  

Work on a project that would lead to two Chesterfield retail parks being linked up should begin soon, with the local council confirming that pre-planning is in the final stages.

The project will involve the building of a set of steps that will connect the Lordsmill and Ravenside retail parks in the town. Work on the construction of these steps was supposed to get underway two years ago, but an issue over who owns the land to be used meant that it was put on hold.

However, Derbyshire County Council is still committed to the project and has stated that it is putting the finishing touches to the deal, so that work can begin. Shops based within retail parks such as these two often turn to local printers that are able to handle poster printing orders to enable them to advertise their products.

Speaking to the Derbyshire Times, a spokesperson for the council said:

“Details are being finalised for the council to take ownership of this piece of land and then work will start on the project. The funding is set aside and we are keen to get the work started but there is no date set yet.”

The construction of the steps is set to cost £25,000 in total, according to figures that have been released by the council.