Options for Housing Growth
14th July 2011
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Amber Valley Borough Council has recently launched its latest consultation, entitled Options for Housing Growth, and is now asking for our views regarding the building of new homes throughout the borough.

This consultation is part of the change being brought in under a proposed new law on 'localism' which encourages councils to actively involve local residents and interested parties in decisions about where and how many new homes should be built, and other key decisions about the areas in which we live.

Whilst the consultation seeks our views on where new homes should and should not be built, and the agenda to preserve important green spaces is still very pertinent, the Coalition Government has made it clear that its policy is one of development and growth. Many of us may not want too many new homes to be built in our own local areas, particularly as we are lucky to live in such a green and beautiful county, but the government have further declared that communities accepting growth should benefit from new investment in local infrastructure and services and we should bear this in mind when we respond to these types of consultations.  Most of us think that more should be done to provide such services in Heanor and Ripley, so there is probably a balance to be struck somewhere along the line.

The Council website has all of the information we need to know to be able to respond to the consultation.


A series of drop in sessions will be held in different locations around the borough, in order for local people to discuss the options for their local area. Below is the full list of events taking place across the Borough, and we have also listed all the local events in Heanor and Ripley in our events pages.

11th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley
12th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Leeke Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Kirk Langley
13th July 2011 - 3-7pm - The Community Room, The Bridge Centre, Langley Mill
14th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Peverel House, Mill Lane, Codnor
15th July 2011 - 3-7pm - The Old School, 22 The Green, Swanwick
18th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn
19th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Somercotes Parish Hall, Nottingham Road, Somercotes
20th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Weston Centre, Tamworth Street,Duffield
21st July 2011 - 3-7pm - Old People's Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor
22nd July 2011 - 3-7pm - The Arkwright Suite, Lion Hotel, Belper
25th July 2011 - 3-7pm - Alfreton Christian Centre, Hall Street, Alfreton

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Sarah A

Member since: 10th July 2012

Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...

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