Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Have Your Say on the Draft Local Plan for Amber Valley

After a meeting of the full Council on the 1st of March, Amber Valley Borough Council voted to put its controversial Local Plan out for public consultation (see our previous article)The stated intention of the Draft Local Plan is to include a range of policies and proposals to promote housing and economic growth in Amber Valley, whilst protecting and enhancing the Borough’s environment.

The Council has now announced its timetable for the consultation process:

Amber Valley Borough Council will be publishing its Draft Local Plan for public consultation on 17 March 2017 and will be inviting representations to be made by 28 April 2017.

The Draft Local Plan and supporting documents will be available to view, from 17 March 2017, on the Council’s website (www.ambervalley.gov.uk) and at the following locations during normal opening hours:-

  • Alfreton – Library and Town Centre Office
  • Belper – Library and Town Centre Office
  • Duffield Library
  • Mackworth Library
  • Heanor – Library and Town Centre Office
  • Ripley – Library and Town Hall (AVBC Offices)
  • Mackworth Library
  • Somercotes Library

A series of events will also be held as part of the public consultation. Officers will be available to discuss the Draft Local Plan and answer any questions. Details of the event for Belper are as follows:

Monday 27 March 2017

No.28 Market Place, Belper                                                          

3pm to 7pm

From 17 March 2017, a consultation form to make representations on the Draft Local Plan will be available at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/localplan2016 . Forms will also be available on request by either emailing ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or telephoning 01773 841 584.

Cllr Trevor Ainsworth, the Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

The Local Plan is the Council’s key document in shaping the future growth of Amber Valley. I would encourage everyone to use this opportunity to look at the policies and proposals in the Draft Local Plan and to let us have their comments. These will all be taken into account before we take the Local Plan to the next stage.

For any further information, please contact the Local Plan team at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or on 01773 841 584.


One thought on “Have Your Say on the Draft Local Plan for Amber Valley

  • Paul Terry

    The draft local plan is not the councils key document. The neighbourhood plan is equally if not more important. The np for Belper has been submitted but ignored against government legislation. There are ongoing processes regarding development application at Bullsmoor and Belper Lane which are awaiting a decision from Amber Valley. There has been mass objection to these sites so why are they part of the draft local plan. It seems that the developers have more of a say than the people of Belper. The word prejudice comes to mind.

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