Amber Valley - A Great Place to Live, Work & Visit
Situated in the heart of the stunning Derbyshire countryside and home to the four bustling market towns of Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley, Amber Valley is a highly desirable place to live, work and visit. The area takes it's name from where the River Amber meets with the River Derwent at Ambergate. With an area of 65,577 acres and a population of 121,000 (Nomis, 2009) Amber Valley has the largest local authority population in Derbyshire.
Amber Valley has excellent transport links enabling access to all main UK and overseas markets.
It is easy to reach many of the major business centres in the UK from Amber Valley by road. The A38 provides a direct connection to the M1 at Junction 28, and Junction 26 can be accessed via the A610. Work on widening the M1 between Junction 25 and 28 that started in October 2007 was completed in 2010, improving safety, reducing congestion and opening up the area to greater economic growth.
Amber Valley has railway stations located at Alfreton, Ambergate, Belper, Duffield, Langley Mill and Whatstandwell. Journeys from each of these stations to the main business centres in the UK can easily be planned using the East Midlands travel planner www.travelineeastmidlands.org.uk.
Amber Valley is well served by three international airports, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International Airport and Robin Hood Airport (Doncaster Sheffield). East Midlands Airport offers over 100 leisure and business destinations and is the UK's primary pure freight airport. East Midlands Airport is home to leading air freight operators DHL, TNT and UPS and are a major air hub for the Royal Mail. Birmingham International Airport has the highest proportion of business travel, second only to Heathrow. Robin Hood Airport opened in April 2005 and handles charter, scheduled, long haul, freight, general and business aviation internationally.