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Amber Valley Borough Local Plan Submission Local Plan: Green Belt Amendments and Additional Site Allocations

The borough council has proposed a number of changes to the policies and supporting text of the Submission Local Plan.

The proposed changes relate to amendments to the existing Green Belt boundary and the allocation of additional Housing Growth Sites / Economic Growth Sites, in the context of further work undertaken by the borough council since the pause in the Local Plan Examination in July 2018. 

Public consultation

The proposed changes to the Submission Local Plan have been published for public consultation. Please note that due to the website not being available over the weekend of 6-7 April 2019, the deadline for representations to be received has now been extended to 4:30pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The consultation documents can be viewed below:

A number of additional evidence documents which have informed the consultation documents have been added to the examination library under ‘documents from the council’, ‘studies / reports’ and 'background documents'.

Hard copies of the consultation documents can also be viewed at the following locations during normal opening hours:

Location Opening hours
Alfreton Library
Severn Square, Alfreton
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Belper Library
Bridge Street, Belper
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Duffield Library
Wirksworth Road, Duffield
Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 7pm
Friday: 9.30am - 6pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm
Heanor Library
Ilkeston Road, Heanor
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Ripley Library
Grosvenor Road, Ripley
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Amber Valley Borough Council - main reception
Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4.30pm
Somercotes Library - Somerlea Junior School
Bank Street, Somercotes

Monday: 2pm - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm
(please note, this library closes for lunch from 1pm to 2pm)

 

Officers from the borough council will be available to answer any questions about the consultation documents at the following dates / times and locations:

Location Date / Time
No.28 Market Place
Belper
Tuesday 26 March 2019
4pm - 7pm
Christ the King R C Church
Nottingham Road, Alfreton
Wednesday 27 March 2019
4pm - 7pm
Weston Centre
Tamworth Street, Duffield
Thursday 28 March 2019
4pm - 7pm
Wilmot Street Centre
Wilmot Street, Heanor
Monday 1 April 2019
4pm - 7pm
Greenwich Park Community Centre
Nottingham Road, Ripley
Wednesday 3 April 2019
4pm - 7pm

 

Any representations should only relate to the proposed changes to the Submission Local Plan and to legal compliance and soundness of the Local Plan. 

Representations on the consultation documents should be made using the standard consultation response form which is available to download or complete below. Hard copies of the form can be provided on request via email at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or by telephone on 01773 841584.

Please note that any representations received by the borough council will be forwarded directly to the independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the Submission Local Plan. The use of the standard consultation response form is strongly recommended, as this will ensure that any comments are related to matters relevant to the Local Plan Examination.

Representations should be returned either by email to ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or by post to:

Planning Policy Team
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Market Place
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3BT

to arrive by no later than 4.30pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Please note that due to the anticipated number of representations, it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of representations, other than those submitted using the online consultation response form, unless specifically requested.

For any further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or on 01773 841584.

Resumed Local Plan Examination hearing sessions

If any hearing dates are required, it is likely that these will take place in the weeks beginning 10, 17 and / or 24 June. Confirmation of actual hearing dates will be provided after the end of the consultation period, when the Inspector has had time to consider any representations received and the borough council’s responses to them.

General data protection 2018

The personal information you give as part of this consultation process will be stored securely by Amber Valley Borough Council. It will not be shared with third parties unless the law allows us to do so and will only be used for the purposes of this of future consultations.

You are able to request that your details are removed from our mailing list at any time by contacting us via email to ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or by telephone on 01773 841584.

If you have any concerns about how your personal data is being processed please contact the council’s data protection officer by email to dpo@ambervalley.gov.uk or by telephone on 01773 841430.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841584 or email communityplanning@ambervalley.gov.uk