Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan

The Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of Hazelwood Parish Council and formally made by Amber Valley Borough Council.

The Neighbourhood Area covers the whole Parish of Hazelwood and it sets out planning policies for this area from 2016 - 2031. The Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the Development Plan for the area and will be used through the planning process to assess future development proposals.

Following the result of the referendum on the 20 October 2016, the Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by the council on the 16 November 2016.

The ‘made’ Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.

The referendum for the Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan took place on the 20 October 2016.

84% of those that voted in the referendum voted ‘yes’.

Following the results, a report was considered by the full council on the 16 November 2016 recommending that the Neighbourhood Plan be formally 'made'.

The 'specified documents' (which include the draft Neighbourhood Plan) along with other documents outlining the referendum process are listed below.

Under Regulation 18 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, 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 Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 8 July 2016 and the examination report was issued to the borough and parish council.

Christopher Collison was appointed as the Independent Examiner in June 2016 to undertake the examination of the Hazelwood Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

Hazelwood Parish Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Amber Valley Borough Council to make arrangements for publicity and formal consultation for a period for a period of 6 weeks from Monday 9 May 2016. This consultation has now ended.

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

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

All comments received were forwarded to the Independent Examiner appointed to carry out the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.

*Please note that all submitted comments will be used in the plan process for the lifetime of the Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Responses cannot be treated as confidential as they may be available for public inspection.

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

Hazelwood Parish Council 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 16 November 2015.

Further details of the on this can be found at www.hazelwoodparishcouncil.org.uk/neighbourhood-plan1.


The designation of the parish of Hazelwood as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed by Amber Valley Borough Council on 10 February 2014.


Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841584 or email LDF@ambervalley.gov.uk