Campaign calls for members

Campaigners opposed to ‘unreasonable’ house-building proposals are calling for local people who share their concerns to join them.

Amber Valley Support our Struggle (SOS) was set up to fight developments including a caravan park in Riddings, and proposals for a bypass from Ripley to Codnor as well as a Morrisons supermarket on Greenwich Playing Fields.

Spokesperson Rebecca Deans said: “We believe that any development should be determined by the needs of the community, rather than driven by the demands of central government, the financial requirements of local government, or the projected gains of developers.

“We request that housing development should not damage the quality of life of local people and that it be shared across the borough and not shoe-horned into the Ripley, Heanor, and Alfreton area.”

SOS members will attend a meeting on September 26 when Amber Valley council will announce the locations of their Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) sites, include developments on Outseats Farm in Alfreton, two green belt sites in Swanwick, and Hardy Barn, Heanor.

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