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Covid-19 continues to affect the delivery porgramme by placing additional constraints on the provision of professional services and the availability of building supplies and materials. BREXIT is also adding to the constraints imposed by Covid-19.
PEAK is a place name or umbrella brand for a range of activities and facilities funded and operated by third parties. Each activity or facility occupies a designated piece of land within the permitted development area. Adrenalin@PEAK, the Gateway@PEAK, the Health & Wellness@PEAK are therefore all part of PEAK.
Opening of the private PROW car park is still under review. However, if you call 01246 291945 and leave a message after 3rd August, we are making a restricted number of spaces available. Please book at least one day in advance.
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No. Gateway@PEAK is part of the overall development masterplan.
The planning application was submitted 12th March 2020. A decision is expected at the end of the summer
A) The principle precommencement conditions have been discharged to allow the development to commence (CHE/20/00094DOC – Ecology, CHE/20/00358/DOC – Ground Conditions, CHE/20/00359/DOC – Noise).
B) A re-branding exercise is underway to better reflect the centre’s indoor/outdoor themes.
C) Site and access routes have been cleared and prepared for development, and a secure construction compound formed.
D) Foundation works will be complete Q4 2020 and the facility will launch late Q2 2021.
E) Recruitment – an operating company is currently being selected. Please contact us later in the year for relevant contacts.
The new cycle lane and crossing is part of a Derbyshire County Council initiative to create a network of linked routes around Chesterfield (see this link for more information). These works are not related to PEAK, however they will connect to existing traffic free public trails within the PEAK ownership, around the Birchall Estate and beyond.
The mast provides live feed filming for marketing, communication and security. There are a number of these installed around the property. The technology belongs to Regenology Ltd.
Following discharge of the ecology planning condition, and update of the Government coronavirus guidelines for the construction industry, David Lloyd’s Adrenaline World works have re-started on site as follows:
- Ground formation – taking place with Ecological Clerk of Works supervision
- Construction compound formation and security – deliveries to the compound will enter the site from the A61 roundabout in accordance with planning conditions
Assuming no changes to Government coronavirus guidelines and a free flowing supply chain, the Long Stop Date for the opening of this component of the Resort will be spring 2021. The current works should take 4 weeks to complete. Thereafter a rolling programme of construction works will begin on the Adrenaline World plot. Construction of the consented Lower Access Road will commence in late autumn 2020.
It is the Health & Wellness component of PEAK Resort’s proposition. Reserved Matters approval was granted in 2008 (CHE/0892/0496) for this component. The Section 73 Application (CHE/20/00188/REM1) is to relocate it. Link to 2008 Consent.
To offer an improved landscape location and relationship with the holiday lodges – the opportunity to provide sensory and therapy gardens and trails linking to the Resort’s wider landscapes, as well as the on-going trail network.
No. It is a 5* Health & Wellness facility/retreat centred on hotel and lodge accommodation similar to the popular facilities in continental Europe. Example.
A Section 73 Application ( CHE/20/00188/REM1) to relocate the approved facility has been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council. The facility has an approximate 2 year build time, however the delivery programme will depend upon the resolution of this application and any conditions thereto attached.
No. Please see this example of what the Health & Wellness Park will offer.
The river walk is identified on Derbyshire Public Rights of Way Definitive Map as BW207. The extent of public access is defined by the surface of the path (3 metres). There is a further metre to each side of the path for maintenance purposes.
The land to each side of the path is privately owned and forms part of the Birchall Estate.
The land is private but not fenced. During the current crisis the owner has turned a ‘blind eye’ to people venturing off the path to the river side. The area to the other side of the path, towards the PEAK Resort, is being developed for wildlife. For several years this area has been encouraged as wet woodland as evidenced by the species mix and the lovely songbirds. Dogs accessing the wet woodland areas are putting this activity at risk.
The owner is keen to continue to develop wildlife activity in this area of the Estate and in particular the wet woodland. They are however keen to consider designated areas for public art or personal places to the river side of the path. Anyone wanting to promote ideas for use or access should contact the Estate Office on 01246 291945. Stone painting, tree planting, forest schools, rest furniture would all be considered – lasting features and sustainable materials are critical – NO PLASTIC. The owner would be happy to make a financial contribution where appropriate.
Approval was granted on 24th April 2020. The approval relates to the lower estate access road linking the Gateway and David Lloyd feature buildings to the new roundabout access at the A61 Sheepbridge interchange. Users of BW207 can see the area has been cleared of vegetation in preparation for the road construction later in the year.
Yes. A number of key parties have either closed their offices or been struck down with Covid-19. In projects of this nature a lot of the contribution comes from a widespread team of consultants, architects, project managers, accountants, lawyers. It is envisaged enabling works will recommence as soon as it is safe to do so. Once the team get back up to speed a new development programme will be published and placed on this website.
Like many businesses PEAK is having to adapt to the impact and implication of the Coronavirus. The following provides an update on current activities:
David Lloyd’s Adrenaline World
Compliance with Government health and safety guidance will be paramount at all times. Where possible enabling works currently on site will continue and unless directed otherwise completion of the secure construction compound and construction access road will be by end of April 2020. The long stop date for launch of this Phase One component of the Resort remains unchanged at April 2021. Recruitment and training programmes have been postponed this summer. New dates will be announced by the David Lloyd management team once the Government’s guidelines for the construction and operation of tourism facilities become known.
Reserved Matters and Section 73 Planning Applications
The Lower Access Road Reserved Matters and the Health & Wellness Hotel & Lodges Section 73 applications are live.
We are advised planning applications and decisions will continue to be determined by Chesterfield Borough Council throughout the virus period. However, timescales for decisions may vary, please see CBC’s website planning portal for updates. We will post updates on this website as and when available.
Public Rights of Way (“PROW”)
PROW around the perimeter of the Birchall Estate remain open and accessible. There is some tree damage to footpath 209 and this is currently being looked into with Derbyshire County Council. Pedestrian gates on the PROW have been wedged open to minimise the need for contact. As a result the Government guidelines the private car park located on the PROW network will not be opened to public use from the Easter weekend. This decision will be reviewed once new Government guidelines become available in respect of car use and social distancing.
COVID-19 UPDATE – Following Government guidance regarding social-distancing, the PROW private car park will not now open to public use this Easter weekend. The position will be reviewed immediately on publication of new Government guidelines.
Yes. A survey, report and method statement was completed by ECUS Environmental Consultants and approved by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council. Link to Discharge Notice – CBC Planning Portal.
No. The background noise surveys have been completed, they will be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council later this month with relevant design information.
No. Commencement was delayed due to bad weather. Ground condition surveys commenced 02/03/20 and will complete 09/03/2020. The resulting report will be submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council in early April.
No. It is a private road serving the Resort only.
The Birchall Estate was extensively open cast in the late 20th century, it has now been fully restored and reclaimed. A comprehensive study and analysis of historic coal mining activities was completed by LBH Wembley for Birchall Properties in 2014 and was submitted to the Council to discharge Condition 3A of Reserved Matters Planning Permission CHE/0892/0496. This report, however, was not submitted as part of the Lower Road Application and will now be supplied to the Coal Authority.
Yes. Ecology, noise, ground conditions and potentially other pre-commencement conditions will apply.
PEAK Gateway is currently being designed and programmed, a planning application is anticipated in early autumn this year.
Late spring/early summer 2020 in accordance with the Section 106 Agreement.