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News  »  Proposed Development off Kedleston Rd - update 16

   Proposed Development off Kedleston Rd - update 16    October 8, 2015

From Dr Paul Hodson, Chair, Quarndon Parish Council planning subcommittee 08.10.15 (Updated 17 Oct)

400 houses off Kedleston Road

Somewhat predictably, Catesby Estates has submitted a Planning Appeal against Amber Valley Borough Council’s decision to refuse their application to build on the Kedleston Road site. There will now be an Inquiry run by one of the government’s Planning Inspectors.

Although the inquiry will not be a court of law, it will feel like it. All of the representations made to Amber Valley since the original application was first made will be forwarded to the Inspectorate and will be considered fully before a final decision is made by the Inspector. In addition the two main parties, Catesby Estates and AVBC, are expected to instruct barristers to put forward their cases for them, presenting documents and witnesses and cross-examining the witnesses for the opposing side.

Quarndon Parish Council chairman and I met with Kedleston Voice recently in order to jointly apply for ‘Rule 6 Status’, allowing us to be part of this process. The intention is for us to appoint a barrister to make representations on our behalf and quoting case law which supports our opposition to the appeal. Needless to say this is a very expensive path to follow, but we are advised that we have a strong case.

Kedleston Voice has a war chest but still need financial help to meet the cost of funding a legal representative. Please consider contributing to the fighting fund. Donations can be made in 3 different ways:

1.You can donate directly into their bank account

Account Name: Kedleston Voice, Sort Code:01-02-66, Account Number: 25485865

2.You can donate securely on their website via paypal

3.Or simply send a cheque to their accountants, made payable to 'Kedleston Voice'. Please make sure you clearly state your name, address and email address on the cheque so they know how to contact you. You should send your cheque to:

Alan Butler & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants

12 Darley Abbey Mill, Derby, DE22 1DZ                     Tel: 01332 346241

AVBC Core Strategy

Independently of the planning appeal above, the hearings on the Revised Core Strategy are also restarting. You will remember that AVBC decided to withdraw the Kedleston Road site from their original list of potential sites for development. The Government Inspector (quite separate from the inspector hearing the planning appeal) will be considering this amendment as well as examining the basis on which it has been decided how many houses AVBC need to build to contribute to Derby City’s shortfall in meeting their assessed needs for housing through to 2028.

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