Clay Cross

A number of projects have taken place in and around the town centre that have contributed towards meeting this vision. In 2013, we published an updated version of the Clay Cross Regeneration Framework (.pdf | 5.0mb), which aims to build upon the successes we have already achieved to further encourage regeneration work in the town.

We have four key regeneration objectives, which are:

  • Empower and Engage the Local Community;
  • Deliver Urban Quality;
  • Create Living Neighbourhoods;
  • Enable a Sustainable Economy

And several action areas which we focus upon to deliver these objectives:

  • The Town Centre
  • High Street
  • Bridge Street Triangle
  • The former Biwaters site
  • Coney Green


The former Coalite site, which lies 1.5 miles north west of Bolsover town centre, has lain derelict since 2004. The site is split between North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Councils, and planning applications have been received by both authorities for a comprehensive clean-up and redevelopment of the site. 

The remediation of the site is underway, and redevelopment proposals include the construction of over one million square feet of modern, high quality commercial space adjacent to J29a of the M1, which will provide employment for over 2,500 people.


The Dronfield Regeneration Framework (.pdf | 6.3mb) identifies key features of the town so that a picture is built up of the areas assets as well as opportunities for growth. They consider issues such as character, context, design, heritage, public realm and connectivity and will link with themes such as health, public art and green infrastructure.


The Eckington Town Centre Regeneration Framework (.pdf | 4.2mb) - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) aims to guide future development in Eckington Town Centre to ensure that Eckington becomes a thriving, successful town.

It establishes clear planning and urban design guidance, providing a co-ordinated and consistent approach to the regeneration of Eckington. The SPD is a material consideration and should be given weight in considering development proposals.

Invest in Derbyshire

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