Feedback on whether to make a request for an ‘Article 4’ direction
The Parish Council has been asked to decide if they want to make a request for an Article 4 direction to Amber Valley Borough Council. Article 4 directions can increase the public protection of designated and non-designated heritage assets and their settings by restricting permitted development.
Councillors are keen to hear from you as to whether you would wish us to do this. Please speak to a member of the Parish Council or attend the next Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 7.00pm if you wish to make comments. Click here to read an article submitted to the parish magazine and click here to read Article 4 FAQ’s.
The next steering group meeting is on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7pm in the Florence Nightingale Hall. Everyone welcome. For more information visit the Neighbourhood Plan page of the Village Website.
Amber Valley Borough – Draft Local Plan
Amber Valley Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan, which will set out a vision and a framework for the future development of the Borough up to 2028 and will include policies and proposals to address needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure, as well to safeguard the environment. The public consultation period has now commenced and will run until Friday 28 April 2017. For details click here.
Receiving House Repairs and New Signage at Holloway Cemetery
The Parish Council is pleased to report that repairs to the Receiving House at Holloway Cemetery are now complete. Work has been carried out to the roof and the structure of the building. Broken windows have also been re-glazed. In addition to this, new signage and a new noticeboard have been installed.
Memorial Grounds – Update on HLF Project
In 2016, with the help of Councillor Joan Ward, the Parish Council obtained external funding worth £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The money is being used to restore the memorial grounds, which were laid out in the early 1920s and dedicated to the men of the parish who lost their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
Work undertaken so far includes tree management, bulb planting, repainting of the war memorial plaque and repairs to the memorial shelter roof. An interpretation panel and signage are also planned. See photos of work undertaken.