Note (12th September 2014): These comments are regarding the previous administration’s Core Strategy, which was not approved by the Planning Inspector. I have left my comments here for the purposes of transparency about what I said and when to the then administration of the Council.
I have created this page to document my previous responses to Amber Valley Borough Council’s Local Plan/Draft Core Strategy, about which you may find more information here.
In short, my position is that I remain unconvinced of the numbers of houses that the Borough Council states the area needs, I am not sure that the Council needs to build on greenbelt land to satisfy housing growth needs, and I remain sceptical about the need for a supermarket in Ripley. At every opportunity I have been given, I have made these points known in my representations to the Borough Council.
The comments I sent to the Council, in response to its latest consultation which ended on 23rd August 2013, are documented here.