Former Chesterfield pub could be knocked down

The Walton. Picture from Google Earth.
The Walton. Picture from Google Earth.

A former Chesterfield pub could be demolished.

Hillcare Solutions Ltd has applied for permission from Chesterfield Borough Council to knock down The Walton in St Augustines Road.

If the plans are given the go-ahead, the demolition would take place in August.

It is not clear what the site will be used as.

The news comes after we reported yesterday that part of Walton Hospital hospital will be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust has been granted conditional planning permission by the borough council to knock down the disused western wing of the hospital in Whitecotes Lane.

Up to 90 homes, including a new access road from Whitecotes Lane, will then be built.

The trust has also been granted conditional planning permission to build a new car park near to the hospital entrance, again with access from Whitecotes Lane, and extend its southern car park to create an extra 62 spaces.

A trust spokesman said: “This allows for a high-quality, well-designed residential development on the surplus part of the hospital site together with improvements to car parking and general access.”

A number of residents living near the hospital have voiced concern.

David and Lindsay Gutteridge said there would be an “unacceptable” increase in traffic, noise and pollution levels.

Raymond Moore said: “The thought of potentially 90 extra cars joining an already congested road is frightening.”

Building work must take place within the next three years.