Developer submits plans for supermarket, park, housing and a link road at Ripley Gateway site
THE company behind plans for a massive development in Ripley that would create 300 jobs has submitted its planning application.
The Ripley Gateway site, in Nottingham Road, would feature a Morrisons supermarket and a second section of the A610 link road would also be built.
The project would also involve a new housing development on land which was previously intended for industrial use and a new Greenwich Park, including a junior football pitch, a senior pitch, sports pavilion, games and play areas and a skate park.
The project has been designed by property developer Clowes Westerman, which has been working with Amber Valley Borough Council.
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The company has now submitted a planning application to the borough council for the project.
Andrew Bock, of Clowes Westerman said: "We believe this is a great opportunity for Ripley residents, on a number of levels.
"The sports and leisure plans represent a huge improvement on the existing facilities, and the whole project will enhance the appearance of an important gateway to the town, while providing much-needed new homes and jobs."
Concerns have been raised from residents about how the Morrisons store would affect other shops in Ripley.
A spokesperson for Clowes Westerman said: "With the food store only selling a limited range of non-food goods, its impact will be on other large food stores rather than town centre shops."
Clowes Westerman is holding two events for people to view the plans and to have the chance to discuss the project with Morrisons and Amber Valley Borough Council planning officers.
The consultations will take place at Moss Cottage, Nottingham Road, Ripley, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 5, and 6, between 2pm and 8pm.