Core Strategy update

At its meeting on Wednesday 15 July Amber Valley Borough Council approved certain changes to its Local Plan following the refusal of planning permission for 400 houses at Kedleston Road. In 2013, Amber Valley submitted its Core Strategy to the Planning Inspector. At that time research indicated it needed fewer than…

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Kedleston Hall Under Threat

At a meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council to discuss the Council’s Core Strategy on 15 October 2014 the socialist councillors approved the allocation of 400 houses in the Kedleston Road area of Quarndon. This was in spite of very strong opposition from English Heritage. In its submissions to the…

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Democratic Deficit at Amber Valley

At a meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council to discuss the Council’s Core Strategy on 15 October 2014 the socialist Mayor of the Borough, Cllr John Walker, completely ignored the Constitution of the Council. He allowed members to speak for only three minutes whereas the Constitution allows five minutes. Not…

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Audit Highlights Council Savings

The meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council on 17 September received a report from KPMG, the Council’s auditors. In their report the auditors commented on the £4million of annual savings made by the Borough. These savings took place while the Conservatives were in control. Cllr Alan Cox, Deputy Leader of…

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