Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan

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The Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan 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 Kirk Langley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

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

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 Kirk Langley 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 Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 10 May 2020 and the examination report has been issued to the borough council.

During the examination of the Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan the following correspondence took place between the borough council and the examiner.

Chris Collison BA(Hons) MBA MRTPI MIED MCMI IHBC has now been appointed to undertake the independent examination of the Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan.

Following the publication of the submitted Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan on 13 December 2019, the borough council formally notified each of the consultation bodies referred to in the consultation statement submitted alongside the Neighbourhood Plan, as required by Regulation 16 (b) of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The notification advised that the Neighbourhood Plan had been received and invited the consultation bodies to make any representations within 6 weeks from the date of notification (7 February 2020) i.e. by 20 March 2020. Any representations received by this date would be forwarded to the independent person to be appointed to carry out an examination of the Neighbourhood Plan, alongside any representations received by 7 February 2020, following publication. This consultation has now ended.

Kirk Langley Parish Council produced a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Kirk Langley and submitted it to Amber Valley Borough Council to make the arrangements for publicity and formal consultation for a period of 8 weeks from 13 December 2019. Please note that this was extended from the minimum 6-week requirement under the regulations, given that it extended over the Christmas/New Year period. This consultation has now ended.

The Neighbourhood Plan area includes the parish of Kirk Langley and includes policies against which future development proposals would be assessed through the planning process.

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

All comments received will be forwarded to an independent person appointed to carry out an examination of the 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 Data Protection Act 2018. Your response cannot be treated as confidential as they may be available for public inspection.

Representations received during the publicity period: 

A screening opinion has been carried out to determine whether or not the Kirk Langley Neighbourhood Plan requires a SEA or HRA. 

Kirk Langley Parish Council are currently 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 2 November 2019.

Further details on this can be found at

The designation of the Parish of Kirk Langley as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed on 7 April 2017.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841584 or email