Amber Valley Borough Council resolved on 8 June 2022 to agree a preferred spatial strategy for housing and economic growth and draft policies for the purposes of consultation and engagement.
Accordingly, Amber Valley Borough Council consulted on the preferred spatial strategy for housing and economic growth and draft policies between 15 July 2022 and 2 September 2022. A total of 1,043 representations were received in response to the consultation.
The preferred spatial strategy and draft policies and a summary of the representations received can be viewed below:
Following the resolutions of Full Council on 1 March 2023 in relation to the new Local Plan, the borough council remains committed to progressing the Local Plan through to adoption as soon as possible.
However, the borough council has recently benefitted from a Planning Inspectorate advisory meeting. The purpose of such a meeting is to provide local planning authorities with advice on their emerging plan and its evidence base and to help them prepare effectively for the examination of the plan. In order to preserve the independence of the examining Inspector, the Inspector conducting such an advisory meeting will not be the Inspector who will then be appointed to carry out the examination of the plan.
The advisory Inspector has made a number of key recommendations following the advisory meeting, which impact on the process to take the new Local Plan forward on the basis of the position agreed by Full Council on 1 March 2023. A summary of the key recommendations is set out below:-
A report from the Leader of the Council regarding the Local Plan can be seen in the 'Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 19 July 2023 (to be confirmed at the next Full Council meeting scheduled for 20 September 2023)'. The minutes (Agenda Item 2) can be accessed through the following link.
Contact the team directly on 01773 841584 or email LDF@ambervalley.gov.uk