Belper Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
The Referendum for the Belper Neighbourhood Plan 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 Belper to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'
The Referendum Area is identical to the area that has been designated as the Belper Neighbourhood Plan Area which covers the parish of Belper.
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.
A statement confirming the Local Planning Authority are satisfied the plan meets the 'basic conditions' and complied with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the 2004 Act (PDF, 212 Kb)
If an elector requires further information on the Referendum, please contact the elections helpline on 01773 841632/841458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belper Neighbourhood Plan Background
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.
The Plan has received funding from Locality, the Town Council and the Big Lottery Fund.
Please follow the links for related documents.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and related appendix below:
Secretary Of State Appeal Decisions In Belper
Strategic Environmental Assessment Version 1 March 2019
Non Technical Strategic Environmental Assessment Version 1 March 2019
Additional documents for second Reg 14
Strategic Environmental Assessment Version 2 (Update) October 2019
Non Technical Strategic Environmental Assessment Version 2 (Update) October 2019
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
Membership of the Working Group
The Working Group is made up of 4 Belper Town Councillors and 9 members of the public. Members of the Working Group have been allocated the following roles-
Working Group Officers
Cllr Katie Harris
Vice Chair and Finance Officer
Cllr John Porter
Working Group Facilitators
Cllr Richard Cannon
Cllr Mary Dwyer
Neighbourhood Plan Photographs
Sarah Longdon - winner of the NP photograph competition