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In this section we showcase campaigns by local groups, the central arguments of which CPRE Derbyshire support and endorse. Here we report on development proposals at Gun Lane, Nether Heage.

Two Dales: The CPRE Derbyshire view
CPRE Derbyshire submitted a letter of objection to the proposed development (Planning Application 15/00480/OUT) on the basis that this development would undermine the character and beauty of this particularly valued landscape and rural environment, and its potential impact on the remarkable tranquillity of the area. It is important that we try to address the tranquillity issue, particularly as CPRE national office has done so much good work on the subject.  A set of photos, taken by a local resident, shows the field with the view up to Halldale Woods, and another of the narrow country lanes adjacent to the site.
The Planning Committee voted against the development, against the advice of officers, at the meeting on 8th September.  We were very pleased to have been able to support the residents in their strong objections to this proposal, which, although small, would spoil the character of a very unique area.  The officers are anticipating an appeal, but we don’t have news of that yet.
ANFA: The CPRE Derbyshire view
CPRE Derbyshire submitted a letter of objection to the proposed development on the basis of its potential impact upon countryside of high landscape value (locally designated a Special Landscape Area) and that it would present an unacceptable extension of the settlement boundary into an area of otherwise open countryside, impacting significantly upon the setting of the village. CPRE have also expressed the view that new development should be led by the Local Plan and that this in turn should appropriately reflect actual housing needs within the area, rather than inflated targets caused by shortfalls in supply elsewhere within the District. 

CPRE Derbyshire has objected to a planning application (AVA/2014/0679) currently being considered by Amber Valley Borough Council to extend the existing Denby Hall Industrial Estate onto Greenbelt land.

There is general agreement that the mandatory 5 year housing supply requirement is pushing our planning authorities to agree to an increasing range of development proposals that they would not normally allow.

Amber Valley Borough Council has published its revised strategy.  Let us know your thoughts!

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