This suggests a higher residential element within the mix, including changes of existing employment land use to residential. It promotes a more graded development mix, with the land nearest to the A38 allocated for employment and residential use becoming predominant further into the urban core. It suggests a park and ride facility near Clay Mills junction with improved public transportation links into the town, reducing carbon emissions in the area. A new highway route would link the residential development parcels. A small retail development is proposed to front the Derby Turn roundabout. The Pirelli parcel would be a mixed-use scheme including high quality office and perhaps a hotel. Again, high-quality development would be required to front the Canal.
The visual appearance to the corridor would be improved, including the introduction of high-quality street furniture and landscaping (both soft and hard). The piece of land between the canal and Derby Road would be opened up to put both arteries into one, newly landscaped corridor, to maximise the visual impact to the traveller. The existing houses along Derby Road would be the subject of a group repair, improving the visual and functionality of the buildings and bringing any properties into decent homes standard.
The area of land between Derby Road and the railway between Princess Way and Derby Turn roundabouts would be predominantly reserved for residential use.
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