Belper Neighbourhood Plan

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The Neighbourhood Plan for Belper Referendum is scheduled to take place on the 6 May 2021.

The question asked in the Referendum will be:

'Do you want Amber Valley Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Belper to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

The Referendum Area is identical to the area that has been designated as the Belper Neighbourhood Plan Area which covers the parish of Belper.

You are entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 6 May 2021:

  • 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 Area (assuming that you are entitled to be registered at the address) and
  • You are 18 years of age or over on the day of the poll.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with the procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections. View further information for voters.

A number of 'specified documents' which include the Neighbourhood Plan along with other documents outlining the Referendum process are listed below.

Hard copies of the 'specified documents' may be inspected by appointment at

Where When
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
9am - 4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
10am - 4:30pm Wednesday


To book an appointment please call 01773 841584 or email

For further information about the Belper Neighbourhood Plan, including all background documents please see below.

If an elector requires further information on the Referendum, please contact the elections helpline on 01773 841632/841458 or email

Under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the borough council is required to publish a decision statement following the examination of a Neighbourhood Plan setting out the nature of the changes made to the plan.

The examination of the Belper Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 13 November 2020 and the examination report was issued to the borough council.

The Examiner has confirmed that a public hearing will not be required. View the Examiner's confirmation.

Mr John Mattocks BSc DipTP MRTPI FRGS has been appointed to undertake the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan for Belper.

Belper Town Council has produced a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Belper. It submitted the neighbourhood plan to Amber Valley Borough Council to make arrangements for publicity and formal consultation as required by Regulation 16 (b) of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). The publicity period ran from 20 March until 7 May 2020 and has now ended.

The submission Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be viewed below.

Representations received below will be forwarded to the independent person to be appointed to carry out an examination:

Belper Town Council are currently re-consulting on their draft Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 14 of The Town and Country Planning, England, The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The consultation period runs until 26 November 2019.

Further details on this can be found at

Earlier consultation

Belper Town Council previously consulted on their draft Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning, England The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. This consultation period finished on 3 May 2019.

A screening opinion has been carried out to determine whether the Belper Neighbourhood Plan requires a SEA or HRA.

The designation of the parish of Belper as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed on 12 February 2015.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841584 or email