Bid to build retirement village next to Alfreton Golf Club

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 22nd April 2022

A planning application seeking permission to build a 240-home retirement village next to Alfreton Golf Club has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council.

If approved, Bluebell Woods Retirement Village would be built on disused farmland on Wingfield Road.

The development, designed for people over the age of 55, would comprise of 24 one-bedroom and 216 two-bedroom properties.

The retirement village would also be home to a Village Hub, where residents would be able to access a restaurant, a café, a shop and a beauty salon.

According to documents attached to the planning application, the development would create a number of new jobs – 27 full-time and 33 part-time roles.

The site is currently made up of five large fields and, according to artists’ impressions of the proposed development, much of the green space would be retained.

The aim of the development is to create a safe environment for people to live independently during their retirement while also easing pressures on care services.

The application states: “It is essential to get the right type of housing community and living so old age can be eased, a move into residential care can be avoided or postponed, and places in hard pressed care homes kept available for others who really need them.”

You can view the application in full by searching for reference AVA/2022/0141 here: