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.
After extensive consultation drafting and review the submission Neighbourhood Plan document and all the documents below were submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council on 28 January 2020.
The Borough will now prepare another consultation and find a inspector to take forward the next part of the process.
The Town Council will continue to work with Amber Valley Borough Council to support them in moving this finally to a referendum. We will keep updating this page with more information.
The Plan has received funding from Locality, the Town Council and the Big Lottery Fund.
Amber Valley Borough Council Decision Statement
Under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), Amber Valley Borough Council is required to publish a decision statement following the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan setting out the nature of the changes made to the plan.
Examiners Final Decision and supporting documents
The examination of the Belper Neighbourhood Plan was completed on 13 November 2020 and the examination report was issued to Belper Town Council and Amber Valley Borough Council.
Belper Neighbourhood Plan report of the Independent Examiner including Appendix A - Abbreviations used in the report
Appendix B - Additional text and/or replacement plans recommended to be included in the plan
Appendix C - Examiner's questions for clarification
Appendix D - Responses by Belper Town Council to the examiner's questions
The Examiner has confirmed that a public hearing will not be required.
Mr John Mattocks BSc DipTP MRTPI FRGS has been appointed to undertake the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan for Belper.
The Submission - Neighbourhood Plan
The additional documents are found at the end of Related Documents.
Submission document of the Neighbourhood Plan
addendum to Draft Neighbourhood Plan - WHS Status
Addendum to Draft Neighbourhood Plan - Mill Survey
Addendum 3 to Draft Neighbourhood Plan - Business Questionnaire
Addendum 4 to the Draft Neighbourhood Plan - Employment Leaflets
Addendum 5 - Traffic Surveys Parking
Neighbourhood Plan - Addendum 6 - Public Transport
Addendum 7 - Cycling
Addendum 8 - Road Improvements
Addendum 9 - Broadband in the Parish of Belper
Addendum 10 - Sustainable Energy
Basic Conditions Statement
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
The Neighbourhood Working Group meetings are suspended as the Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council.
Notice will be given for any future meetings required.
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.
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Neighbourhood Plan Photographs
Sarah Longdon - winner of the NP photograph competition