Residents are being invited by Derbyshire County Council to have their say on plans for a new A50 junction and link road in south Derbyshire, paving the way to thousands of new jobs and homes.

The county council is responsible for applying for planning permission for the proposed link road and junction – which is planned to provide additional access to the Infinity Park business development and a proposed 450 hectare ‘garden village’ on the boundary between Derbyshire and Derby near to Sinfin and Chellaston.

Proposals for the garden village, which is a joint project between Derby City Council, South Derbyshire District Council, landowners and developers, include space for around 3,000 homes, a new primary and secondary school, open spaces and shopping facilities. All of the planning applications for this development will be dealt with separately by the city and district councils.

A business park is also proposed as part of the garden village – one of 14 planned across England – estimated to boost the economy by creating up to 5,000 jobs.

Residents can view the plans for the road and junction and comment online or at a drop-in event on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Staff will be on hand to talk to residents at the event being held at Sinfin Library inside the Sinfin District Centre on Arlestone Lane from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

Residents and businesses in parts of Sinfin and Chellaston will also receive a leaflet through their door to explain the proposals and invite them to respond by freepost.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“Driving economic growth and creating more job opportunities for local people is a vital part of our ambitious plans for the future.

“The new A50 junction and link road will open up fantastic opportunities to provide more houses, jobs, schools and open spaces.

“We’re really keen to hear from residents about what they think about the proposals for the road whether that’s at the drop-in event, via our website or by post so please take a few minutes to give your views.”

The closing date for comments is Sunday 10 March 2019.

All comments will be considered to help finalise proposals for the road and junction and the planning application will be considered by both the county council’s planning committee and Derby City Council’s planning committee.