Second homes bid for Codnor

A second application to build 79 houses on land in Codnor has been made, after a plan for the site was turned down last month.

Peveril Homes Limited’s first attempt to gain outline permission to build on 17 acres of land off Holborn View was refused by Amber Valley Borough Council’s planning board’s May 16 meeting.

The decision was met with applause by Codnor campaigners, some of whom kept up a noisy accompaniment outside the council chamber with a loudspeaker and air-horns during the meeting

A series of impassioned speeches were made against the application, led by Support Our Struggle campaigner Sylvia Mason who said: “Our countryside is a priceless, non-renewable resource. Our wildlife is in crisis - with some subjects facing the very real threat of extinction.”

One councillor urged the board to reject the application because it “is in complete disregard of the Local Plan.”

Another said: “This proposal is contrary to four of the 12 principles of the National Planning Policy Framework.”

Members of the public said the current infrastructure was not capable of sustaining the development, and described the application “a threat to the local community.”

They said the development would destroy green space.

Peveril Homes Ltd declined to comment.