Ripley Neighbourhood Plan

The Ripley Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by the Ripley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of Ripley Town Council and formally made by Amber Valley Borough Council.

The Neighbourhood Area covers the whole of the parish of Ripley and it sets out planning policies for this area from 2014-2028. The Ripley Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the development plan for the area and will be used to assess future planning development proposals against through the planning process.

Following the result of the referendum on the 15 October 2015, the Ripley Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by the council on the 18 November 2015.

The 'made' Ripley Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.

The referendum for the Ripley Neighbourhood Plan took place on the 15 October 2015.

90% of those that voted in the referendum voted ‘yes’.

Following the results, a report was considered by the borough council’s cabinet on the 18 November 2015 recommending that the Neighbourhood Plan be formally 'made'.

The 'specified documents' (which include the draft Neighbourhood Plan) along with other documents outlining the referendum process are listed below.

Under Regulation 18 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the borough council is required to publish a decision statement following the examination of a Neighbourhood Plan setting out the nature of the changes made to the plan.

The examination of the Ripley Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 19 January 2015 and the examination report was issued to the borough and town council.

Nigel McGurk was appointed as the Independent Examiner in November 2014 to undertake the examination of the Ripley Neighbourhood Plan.

Ripley Town Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Amber Valley Borough Council to make arrangements for publicity and formal consultation for a period of 6 weeks from from 10 September 2014 to 22 October 2014. This consultation has now ended.

The Neighbourhood Plan includes policies against which future development proposals would be assessed against through the planning process.

The Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents are available to view below.


All comments received were forwarded to the Independent Examiner appointed to carry out the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.

*Please note that all submitted comments will be used in the plan process for the lifetime of the Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Responses cannot be treated as confidential as they may be available for public inspection.

A screening opinion was carried out to determine whether the submitted Ripley Neighbourhood Plan would require a SEA or HRA. It was concluded that these would not be required.

Ripley Town Council consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 14 of The Town and Country Planning, England The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. This consultation period finished on 1 May 2017.

Further details on this can be found at

The designation of the Parish of Ripley as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed on 4 March 2013.

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