Council’s refusal on development plans is “welcome news”

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 3rd April 2024

A campaign group has welcomed a council’s decision to refuse a large scale housing development in a Derbyshire town.
We reported last week that Amber Valley Borough Council has refused Gladman Developments Ltd permission for outline planning for the erection of up to 185 dwellings including affordable housing, with public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage system and vehicular access at land West of Chesterfield Road in Alfreton – the site situated behind St Martin’s Church.
The ‘Save Alfreton Countryside’ group, which has its own Facebook page and a website, has been campaigning against the development, as well as others in the area.
The Spirit of Alfreton contacted the group for a response to the council’s decision to refuse the 185 homes planning application.
A spokesman for the group said: “This decision is welcome news.
“We would like to thank all those who took the time to comment and show the great strength of feeling against the proposals – with over 500 objections.”
They continued: “We’re particularly pleased with the comprehensive nature of the council’s refusal – which agreed with all arguments we put forward against the scheme.
“Our campaign to protect the whole area of the historic Alfreton Park, which includes this site, from future development continues.”
Meanwhile, some of our Spirit of Alfreton readers have commented on our Facebook page about the council giving Gladman Developments the red light on this development.
Joyce Burnham said: “Very pleased, soon have no green spaces left.”
Sandra Boxall said: “Good, pleased the council are protecting some of what is left of our green areas.”
Victoria Fitzpatrick said: “Should be refusing more in my opinion.”

To read more Spirit of Alfreton articles about this planning application, go to here

To keep up to date with the Save Alfreton Countryside campaign group go to here

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