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   Revised Core Strategy    July 26, 2015

From Dr Paul Hodson, Chair, Quarndon Parish Council planning subcommittee 23.07.15          Update on Amber Valley’s Revised Core Strategy

Amber Valley Borough Council submitted its Revised Core Strategy to the government inspectors over a year ago. The Core Strategy is the council’s over-arching plan detailing their assessment of the dwellings needed for the anticipated population of Amber Valley through to 2028 and where the land is on which they will be built. The total number of new houses required is estimated to be at least 9770, but approximately 2400 of these are actually to meet a shortfall in the number Derby City is able to provide for its citizens.

A further update on the position will be set out in a report to the Amber Valley Borough Council meeting on 16 September 2015.

A meeting of AVBC in July 2014, passed a resolution to designate the land off Kedleston Road as a potential strategic site for development and it was then included it in its Core Strategy when it was resubmitted in the autumn of 2014.

A meeting of AVBC on 15 July 2015 was advised that on 6 July 2015, the Borough Council’s Planning Board had refused outline planning permission for housing development on the land at Kedleston Road, Quarndon. The councillors were also advised of the reasons for the Planning Board’s decision to refuse planning permission, as well as of the conclusions of the ECUS report (commissioned by the Borough Council to examine the potential impact of the various proposed strategic sites within Amber Valley) in respect of the land, namely that...‘

‘Development within the potential allocation is considered unsuitable based upon potential harm upon the settings of several high value heritage assets.

Development within the potential allocation would have harmful effects upon the settings and heritage significance of Kedleston Hall heritage asset group, Kedleston Hall Hotel and the Quarndon Conservation Area.’

The Council then voted to accept the resolution to withdraw the Kedleston Road site from its list of potential strategic sites for development

Your Parish Council remains alert for any attempt to resurrect the use of this site for development and will continue to oppose any inappropriate and unsustainable development.

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