Last night Amber Valley Borough councillors made what was described as one of the most important decisions in the authority’s 40-year history as they put forward their recommendations as to where thousands of homes were to built across the borough.
Tempers flared before and during the meeting as councillors and unhappy campaigners showed their dismay at both the decision to only allow 25 protesters into the historic meeting and the feeling that many felt underrepresented in the decision making process, which will ultimately shape the borough for years to come.
The following sites were put forward for recommendation by councillors at last night’s meeting:
Radbourne Lane, Mackworth - 70 homes
Kedleston Road, Quarndon - 400 homes
Chesterfield Road, Alfreton - 300 homes
Somercotes Hill, Somercotes - 200 homes
Lily Street Farm, Swanwick - 600 homes
Derwent Street, Belper - 120 homes
Bullsmoor, Belper - 150 homes
Amber Heights, Ripley - 60 homes
Asher Lane, Ripley - 170 homes
Butterley Hall, Ripley - 120 homes
The sites that will no longer be taken forward in the strategy are as follows:
Amber Valley Rugby Club, Lower Somercotes - 200 homes
Bradshaw Avenue, Riddings - 90 homes
Cherry House Farm, Belper - 100 homes
Pottery Farm, Belper - 200 homes
Hall Road, Langley Mill - 80 homes
Alfreton Road, Codnor, and Nottingham Road, Ripley, were also removed from the strategy, as was a proposal for a A610 link road.