Special meeting to give Swanwick people a voice about possible housing sites

Members of the public with concerns about the possible new housing locations in Swanwick have been invited to voice their concerns at a specially arranged Working Group.

The Group, which consists of councillors and officers, meets to discuss Options for Housing Growth in Amber Valley. The invitation to the public follows a decision at the Council's last meeting, held in January, to refer the 'Save Swanwick' petition for further consideration. The petition was signed by 1,800 people objecting to two potential locations for housing growth in Swanwick.

The specific purpose of this meeting is to hear concerns on behalf of the people that petitioned the Council, to provide information about what the Core Strategy is, and what it means, and the process and timetable the Council is working to. It is also a chance to hear about the challenges the Council faces to provide locations throughout Amber Valley for housing.

The meeting is to be held at the Council Chamber at Ripley Town Hall starting at 7pm on Monday 20 February. Specific time will be allocated to public speaking. Time allocated to each speaker will depend on the number of people that have requested to speak.

Further comments can be left on the Amber Valley Facebook page.

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About the Core Strategy
The Borough Council is working together with South Derbyshire District Council and Derby City Council to agree our strategies for deciding where large housing and other development should take place over the next 15 years.  17 potential strategic sites have been identified by agents, landowners and developers throughout Amber Valley, where housing could potentially be developed.  These strategies are known as "Local Development Framework Core Strategies", "Core Strategies" or just "Local Plans". To date, we have invited public comment at several stages in drawing up our Core Strategies, which will, together with other Development Plan Documents, replace the existing Local Plan.

Another meeting of the Working Group is to be held to discuss the strategic housing locations at Codnor and Waingroves and land at Hardy Barn in Heanor. This meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 7 March in the Council Chamber at Ripley Town Hall.

Further consultation events about the potential for a new self sustaining settlement at Denby are to take place as follows:

  • Tuesday 21 February John Flamsteed School, Denby between 4 pm and 8 pm
  • Thursday 23 February Lion Hotel, Belper between 3pm and 7pm
  • Friday 24 February Leisure Centre Ripley between 3pm and 7pm
  • Monday 27 February Village Hall Kilburn between 4pm and 7pm


For further information please contact Luke Barrett Communications Manager on 01773 841 655 or email luke.barrett@ambervalley.gov.uk

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