Plans submitted for Buxton’s Station Road development

The former Buxton Water site
The former Buxton Water site

Plans for a major development on the site of the former Buxton Mineral Water factory are to be determined in March.

The proposals, for a supermarket and mixed use building including a hotel, restaurant, shops and cafes, on a site on Station Road, will go before High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee on March 16.

If approved, the development will create 320 new jobs. It has been put forward by Consolidated Property Group, who have been chosen by site owners Nestle to develop the site.

A retail and planning statement accompanying the application states: “The proposed development comprises two main elements; the construction of a new supermarket of 4,662 sq m gross (2,964 sq m sales), and a mixed-use building located on the Station Road frontage.

“The development is served by a single customer and service vehicle access on Station Road and includes a number of separate pedestrian accesses which link with the existing pedestrian crossings across Station Road and the train station.

“The site is served by 301 customer car parking spaces which include 21 disabled and 12 parent and child spaces.”

It adds: “The site is essentially split into two sections; the upper section contains the supermarket and 284 of the car parking spaces and the lower section contains the mixed use development and 17 car park spaces.”

The planned supermarket will be a single storey building with car parking at the front and side, while the mixed-use building will be four storeys tall and includes a pub/restaurant, 60-bed hotel and two retail/cafe units. The mixed-use building would be served by a further 17 car parking spaces.

The document adds: “A key aim of these proposals is to ensure that the development better integrates with the rest of the town centre so that it will operate as part of the town centre.”

To view the plans, and have your say, visit www.highpeak.gov.uk.