FULL LIST: Borough Council’s recommended sites for housing development across Amber Valley

Protesters outside the town hall.
Protesters outside the town hall.

Last night Amber Valley Borough councillors made what was described as one of the most important decisions in the authority’s 40-year history as they put forward their recommendations as to where thousands of homes were to built across the borough.

Tempers flared before and during the meeting as councillors and unhappy campaigners showed their dismay at both the decision to only allow 25 protesters into the historic meeting and the feeling that many felt underrepresented in the decision making process, which will ultimately shape the borough for years to come. 

The following sites were put forward for recommendation by councillors at last night’s meeting: 

Radbourne Lane, Mackworth - 70 homes

Kedleston Road, Quarndon - 400 homes

Chesterfield Road, Alfreton - 300 homes

Somercotes Hill, Somercotes - 200 homes

Lily Street Farm, Swanwick - 600 homes

Derwent Street, Belper - 120 homes

Bullsmoor, Belper - 150 homes

Amber Heights, Ripley - 60 homes

Asher Lane, Ripley - 170 homes

Butterley Hall, Ripley - 120 homes

The sites that will no longer be taken forward in the strategy are as follows:

Amber Valley Rugby Club, Lower Somercotes - 200 homes

Bradshaw Avenue, Riddings - 90 homes

Cherry House Farm, Belper - 100 homes

Pottery Farm, Belper - 200 homes

Hall Road, Langley Mill - 80 homes

Alfreton Road, Codnor, and Nottingham Road, Ripley, were also removed from the strategy, as was a proposal for a A610 link road.