Chance to have your say on borough homes plan

A consultation on Amber Valley Borough Council’s plans to build 9,000 homes is set to get underway next week.

Public events have been arranged across the area as the council gathers views on the proposed devlopments.

They will be held at John Flamsteed School, Derby Road, Denby on October 18 from 4pm to 7pm; The Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Belper on October 23 from 3pm to 7pm and Kilburn Village Hall on October 26 from 3pm to 7pm.

Around 1,800 homes would be built in Cinderhill, Denby as well as areas of Ripley, Heanor, Alfreton and Codnor by 2028 as part of the plans.

The Borough Council is preparing a Core Strategy, as part of the Local Development Framework for Amber Valley.

The next step in this process has involved the publication of a Preferred Growth Strategy, setting out proposals for the number of new homes to be provided in the Borough, as well as identifying the Council’s preferred locations for strategic sites to contribute to housing growth.

A report on the Preferred Growth Strategy was considered by the Council on 26 September.

The Preferred Growth Strategy has now been published for public consultation and community involvement, which will include a programme of public events to enable local people to hear more about the proposals.