Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan

The Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan has now been 'made' and forms part of the Development Plan for that area

Following the result of the Referendum on the 15th October 2015, the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan was formally 'made' by the Council on the 18th November 2015.

The 'made' Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:-


Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan Referendum


Information Statement 

A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan on 15 October 2015. The question asked in the referendum will be:

'Do you want Amber Valley Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'  

The Referendum area is identical to the area that has been designated as the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan Area which covers the parishes of Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay. A map of the Referendum area can be viewed by clicking here.

You are entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 15 October 2015:

  • you are registered to vote in local elections;
  • the address at which you are registered to vote in a local election, as shown in the register of electors, is in the referendum are (assuming that you are entitled to be registered at this address); and
  • you are 18 years of age or over on the day of poll.

The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to this referendum is £2384.24 the number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is: Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay = 377 as at 1 August 2015.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Further information for voters can be viewed by clicking here.

A Decision Statement setting out the nature of the changes made to the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.


A number of 'Specified Documents' may be inspected at:

 Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire
 DE5 3JT

 9am-4.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri
 10am-4.30pm Wed

 Idridgehay Village Store, Wirksworth Road
 Idridgehay, Near Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2SB

 8am-6pm Mon-Sat

 Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire
 DE56 1BA

 9am-5pm Mon, Wed & Fri
 9am-7pm Tues & Thurs
 9am-4pm Sat

 Wirksworth Library, Town Hall, Wirksworth
 Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4EU

 Closed Mon
 9am-1pm & 2pm-7pm Tues
 Closed Wed
 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Thurs & Fri
 9am-1pm Sat

The community are also arranging for a copy of the documents to be available at the Parish Curch, St James, Cliffash Lane, Idridgehay.

The 'Specified Documents' are:

For further information about the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan, including all background documents please see below.

If any elector wants further information on the referendum, please contact the Elections Helpline on 01773 841632/841458 or emailing 


Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan Examination

The Examination of the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 5 June 2015 and the examination report was issued to the Borough and Parish Council.

Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report

Appointment of Independant Examiner 

Following on from the consultation on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan the Council has now appointed an Independant Examiner to carry out the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion

A Screening Opinion had now been carried out the Hazelwood Neighbourhood Plan requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). To view this document, please click here.

Please click here to view the Screening Determination.

Submission of Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan to Amber Valley Borough Council

Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Parish Council has produced a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parishes of Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay. It has now submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Amber Valley Borough Council to make the arrangements for publicity and formal consultation for a period of 8 weeks from 15 December 2014 to 9 February 2015.

The Neighbourhood Plan are includes the settlements of Idridgehay, Ireton Wood, Alton, Hillcliff Lane and Ashleyhay.

The Neighbouhood Plan includes policies against which future development proposals would be assessed through the planning process. 

The Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be viewed below.

Submission Documents:-

Supporting Documents:-

Parish Council Application for Designated Neighbourhood Area & Suporting Documents:-

Consultation Letters: -

Local Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and SSSI: -

Newspaper Articles:-

Parish Newsletters:-


Publicity Posters and Flyers:-


Questionnaire and Survey Data: -


Steering Committee Minutes:-

A hard copy of the documents will also be available to view during the 8 week consultation period at Amber Valley Borough Council's offices at:

The Town Hall
Market Place
Derbyshire  DE5 3BT

During normal opening hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4:30pm and Wednesday 10am to 4:30pm).

Any comments on the Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan can either be submitted by e-mail to or by post to:-

Community Planning
Town Hall
Market Place
Derbyshire   DE5 3BT

quoting 'Idridgehay & Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Plan' and to arrive no later than 4:30pm on Monday 9 February 2015

You may also request to be notified of the decision of Amber Valley Borough Council on the Plan in your submission.

All comments received will then be forwarded to the Independant person to be appointed to carry out an examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.

*Please note that your submitted comments will be used in the plan process for the lifetime of the Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the Dara Protection Act 1998. Your response cannot be treated as confidential as they may be available for public inspection. 


Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay Neighbourhood Area Application

The Designation of the Parishes of Idrideghay, Alton and Ashleyhay as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed 23 May 2013.

Amber Valley Borough Council has received an application from Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay Parish Council under Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 for the Borough Council to designate the area comprising of the Parishes of Idridgehay, Alton and Ashleyhay as a Neighbourhood Area within the meaning of Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011).

View Application



Click here to view the electronic copy of the application


Paper copies of the application can be viewed at the following locations: -

Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley (First Floor Reception)
Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper
Idridgehay Village Store, Wirksworth Road, Idridgehay
Wirksworth Leisure Centre, Hannage Way, Off Water Lane, Wirksworth
Wirksworth Library, Town Hall, Wirksworth

Any representations on the application should be made either by email to or in writing to:-

Community Planning
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Market Place

To be received by no later than 4.30pm on Friday 26 April 2013.


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