Council rolls out future housing plans

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A SERIES of public events are to take place across Amber Valley to show people the recommended scale of future housing agreed by Amber Valley Borough Council in September including the preferred strategic sites.

The events programme starts on Thursday 18 October and ends on Friday 26 October.

It follows the Council’s previous consultations which identified possible sites for future housing growth with a view to accommodating a further 4,400 new homes in the borough by 2028.

Assistant Director for Planning and Regeneration Derek Stafford said: “Naturally, there has been a lot of public interest in the Preferred Growth Strategy. These events are a chance for people to make any comments, ask questions of officers, or just to see where the Council’s preferred sites are.

“The next step is the publication of a draft Core Strategy in Spring 2013, which will incorporate feedback from these events and will be over arching document that includes policies on a wide variety of issues that will ultimately affect the way neighbourhoods will look in years to come”.

The public are invited to attend the following events:

Thursday 18 October

4pm - 7pm


John Flamsteed School, Derby Road, Denby

Friday 19 October

3pm - 7pm


Alfreton Community Hall, 3 Mansfield Road, Alfreton

Monday 22 October

3pm - 7pm


Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley

Tuesday 23 October

3pm - 7pm


Arkwright Suite, Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Belper

Wednesday 24 October

3pm - 7pm


Community Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor

Thursday 25 October

3pm - 7pm


Peverel House, Mill Lane, Codnor

Friday 26 October

3pm - 7pm


Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street

The locations identified for housing growth in Amber Valley are:

Outseats Farm, Alfreton

20.16 hectares and has the capacity to accommodate approximately 500 dwellings. It lies immediately adjacent to the built up area of Alfreton, close to the town centre.

Newlands/Taylor Lane, Heanor

19.4 hectares. They are not located in the Green Belt and have the capacity to accommodate approximately 500 dwellings as part of a mixed use development which includes employment uses on the site off Taylor Lane.

Nottingham Road Ripley

31.3 hectares and could provide approximately 560 residential properties as part of a mixed use development, with areas set aside for employment and recreation uses.

Alfreton Road Codnor

26.5 hectares and would provide approximately 550 dwellings as part of a mixed use development.

Coppice Farm, Ripley

20.2 hectares and would provide approximately 360 dwellings.

Land north of Denby

28.8 hectares is greenfield and 56.4 hectares is brownfield. None of the site preferred for development is within the Green Belt. It would provide approximately 1,800 dwellings as part of a comprehensive mixed use development.

Radbourne Lane, Mackworth

The site is already allocated for Residential Development in the existing Local Plan and has outline planning permission for up to 600 dwellings, although a current reserved matters application is for 530 dwellings.