Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan

The Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum is scheduled to take place on the 27 June 2019.

Information Statement

The question asked in the Referendum will be:

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

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

You are entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 27 June 2019:

  • 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 expenses limit that will apply in relation to this Referendum is £2410.50. The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is: Quarndon Parish = 822 as at 1 May 2019. 

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 may be inspected at the following locations:

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

Duffield Library, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4GH

9am - 5pm - Monday
2pm -7pm - Wednesday
9:30am - 6pm - Friday
9:30am - 1pm - Saturday

Please note the library closes for lunch from 1pm - 2pm.


Copies of the documents may also be available during opening hours at:

  • Queenies Tea Rooms, 114 Church Street, Quarndon DE22 5JA
  • Joiner's Arms Public House, 60 Church Street, Quarndon DE22 5JA
  • Quarndon Cricket Club, The Common, Quarndon DE22 5JY

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

If an elector wants further information on the Referendum, please contact the elections helpline on 01773 841632/841458 or email elections@ambervalley.gov.uk.

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 Decision Statement for the Quarndon Parish Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below.

The Examination of the Quarndon Parish Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 20 March 2019 and the examination report was issued to the Borough Council and the Parish Council.

Andrew Matheson was appointed as the independent examiner in January 2019 to undertake the examination of the Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan. 

Quarndon Parish Council has produced a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish (Neighbourhood Area) of Quarndon. It submitted the neighbourhood plan to Amber Valley Borough Council to make arrangements for publicity and formal consultation for a period of 6 weeks from Friday 9 November 2018. This consultation has now ended.

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

The Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be viewed below.

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

You can also view the Amber Valley Borough Council screening determination.

A number of representations were received during the consultation period on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16).

All comments received were forwarded to the independent person appointed to carry out an 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 or not the Quarndon Parish Neighbourhood Plan requires a SEA or HRA. 

Amber Valley Borough Council Screening Determination.

Quarndon 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 Wednesday 15 August 2018. Further details on this can be found on the Quarndon Parish Neighbourhood Plan website.

The Designation of the Parish of Quarndon as a Neighbourhood Area was agreed on 22 July 2016. View the application.

Need further help or information?

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