An appeal has been launched after planners refused permission for a housing development in Bullbridge.
Amber Valley Borough Council turned down plans for five detached houses on Bullbridge Hill saying the development was outside the settlement area and the site was in the countryside.
They also raised highways concerns about access to the development.
But the applicant is appealing to the Government’s planning inspectorate, claiming housing and other development surrounds the site.
He also says the appeal site has been disused for many years and is not, as stated in the council’s decision notice, active agricultural land. He has also submitted amended plans to Derbyshire County Council’s highways department.