Ilkeston station plans approved

Erewash and Broxtowe Borough Councils have both granted planning permission for the revised design of the new Ilkeston station. 

A revised application had become necessary because of the need to redesign the car park and other elements of the station, in order to reduce the risk of flooding and to keep the scheme within budget. While the station itself falls within the Erewash area, the car park is in Broxtowe.

Construction is now due to “start in September or October”, according to Derbyshire County Council, which is managing the project. This would lead to the facility opening in the middle of 2016.

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