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   Proposed development off Kedleston Road - update 10    November 10, 2014

From Dr Paul Hodson, Chair, Quarndon Parish Council planning subcommittee 10.11.14

Quarndon Parish Council is non-Political and as the first tier of government it has to remain impartial whilst respecting National Policies and protecting the interests of residents; it is a Statutory Consultee only, with no executive authority on planning decisions.

When looking at planning applications, unlike individuals and protest groups, QPC has to be even-handed, reflecting the views of residents, supporting National Policy regarding the provision locally of housing to meet the assessed requirements and considering the needs of prospective inhabitants of such properties.

QPC also have to consider the requirement to improve biodiversity, minimise flood risk, protect Conservation areas, consider Heritage issues, etc.

I have, in earlier updates, referred to many problems if the application to develop the land off Kedleston Road were approved, affecting most of us in the village. QPC, however, also has a duty of care towards the potential residents of the proposed development. We need to be assured that the housing would meet the needs of present and future generations with accessible local services that reflect the community’s needs and support its health, social and cultural well-being.

This development would fail to offer residents adequate access to schooling, medical, nursing and dental facilities and they would be imprisoned on a site surrounded by grid-locked roads.

This development is therefore unsustainable and should be rejected.

There is, currently, a petition to get Eric Pickles to ‘call in’ this application, however we need to approach this with caution as, were it to happen and the Appeal fail, then any constraints the Local Authority may have imposed would be rendered null and void and the developer has gained carte blanche!

Remember, any response you wish to make to the application needs to reach Amber Valley Borough Council no later than 7th December.

Responses should be submitted:-

By post to: The Planning Department, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, DE5 3XE


By email to development@ambervalley.gov.uk

Please quote “AVA/2014/0928” on all of your correspondence.


Update from Amber Valley Borough Council

The Borough Council would like to apologise for cancelling at short notice the arranged public exhibition for planning application AVA/2014/0928 for development at Kedleston Road, Allestree, which was planned to be held at the Royal Legion in Allestree on 6 November 2014. This was due to unforeseen circumstances.

I am pleased to inform you that a further public exhibition has now been arranged on Wednesday 19 November 2014 between 4.30pm and 8.30pm at Woodlands School, Blenheim Drive, Allestree.

The timeframe for public representations on this planning application has also now been extended for a further 2 weeks. Comments should now be received by 21 December 2014.

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