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
Notes to editors
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
- Friday 24 February Leisure Centre Ripley between 3pm and
- Monday 27 February Village Hall Kilburn between 4pm and
For further information please contact Luke Barrett
Communications Manager on 01773 841 655 or email email@example.com