Alert close - icon Fill 1 Copy 10 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Untitled-1 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Fill 1 Copy 10 menu Group 3 Group 3 Copy 3 Group 3 Copy Page 1 Group 2 Group 2 Skip to content

Proposed disposal and change of use of former Bennerley school playing fields and a replacement residential care home

Status: Closed

Opens: 14 May 2020 - Closes: 2 July 2020

What this consultation is about

In accordance with Section 77 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 (as amended) we're seeking views from the public on the proposed disposal and change of use of former Bennerley School site, including the school playing fields at Bennerley Avenue, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8PF.

The school playing fields would be used for a residential development for older people (extra care housing) and a replacement council residential care home.

Planning permission for the development was granted on 28 April 2020.

View the full planning application and approval notice for the Bennerley school site. Application Code No CD8/0719/29

This consultation is in relation to disposal and change of use of Area C of the site as shown on the plan attached to this page. Area C comprises 3 distinct areas:

The blue area (11,546 square metres) is proposed for a change of use to a replacement council care home (for Hazlewood).

The orange area (4,675 square metres) is proposed for disposal for extra care housing, which would share and entrance and facilities with the care home.

The purple area (10,728 square metres) is to be retained as a new improved sports facility for school and community use to be provided as part of the development proposals. 

We have already gained consent to dispose of the land within area A formerly occupied by the school buildings, however the blue area on the plan attached to this page will be retained for the replacement care centre.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • By email
  • By post

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • Erewash
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • Corporate Property
  • Chatsworth Hall
  • Chesterfield Road
  • Matlock
  • DE4 3FW