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Belper Neighbourhood Plan

The Localism Act 2011 was passed to encourage decisions to be made by local people instead of everything being decided by remote Borough or District Councils. The Act introduced Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning.

In April 2014, Belper Town Council decided Belper should have its own Neighbourhood Plan covering the whole of the Civil Parish of Belper. This includes Belper, Belper Lane End, Milford, Makeney, Broadholme, Blackbrook, Farnah Green etc.

Much of the Parish is within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and this will have a significant impact on the Plan.

The Draft Plan is almost ready for public consultation and we are aiming for a Referendum in the Autumn.

Membership

The Working Group is made up of 4 Belper Town Councillors and 10 members of the public. Members of the Working Group have been allocated the following roles-

Working Group Officers

Chairman

Cllr Peter Hurst

Vice Chair

Katie Harris

Finance Officer

Cllr Tim Sutton

Communications Officer

James Kerry

Minutes Secretary

Wendy Mitchall

Plan Editor

Christine Blake

Working Group Facilitators

Andrew Huskinson

Sally Fisher

Roger Shelley

John Morrissey

Paul Terry

John Porter

Cllr Gary Spendlove

Cllr David Smith

Meetings

The Neighbourhood Working Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Up coming meetings can be viewed here.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Working Group Meetings, and can speak if they wish. Please view the Town Council's public speaking guidelines

Agenda and Minutes of the Working Group

Agendas - Agendas are published three working days before the meeting and can be found here.

Minutes - The approved Minutes of the Meetings can be found here.

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Once ready you will be able to read the Draft Document HERE

Related Documents

Please follow the links for related documents.