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Hazelwood Parish Council

Serving the people of Hazelwood

Clerk RFO: Mrs Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

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    Memorial Hall

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    South Vista

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    Hazelwood Spring

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    Hazelwood Information Centre

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    Westward vista

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    Church in January

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    Spring Daffodils


We are delighted to introduce you to Hazelwood Parish Council's new website and to our beautiful Parish. Whether you are a resident, visitor or potential business, the web site's intention is to provide a welter of information about the Parish and the Parish Council - all with the aim of making the Parish a better place to live, visit or work. The site will be developed continuously and we invite all residents, at the onset, to contribute to its future content.

It's for everyone…

We want the Parish to thrive and so drawing together all parts of the community is one of the Parish Council's primary concerns. Our web site covers all the individual settlements within the Parish, including the relevant parts of Shottle Gate and Blackbrook, Over Lane, Lumb Lane, Goodwin's Lane, Hazelwood Hill and Hob Hill. Wherever you live, our aim is to ensure that the Parish Council represents you fully.

…and for visitors, too.

Should you be visiting friends in the Parish or the area in general, we invite you to select the 'Around and about Hazelwood' tab. This gives you a lot of information about the Parish's history and some of the more interesting features. For country lovers, whether walking, cycling or horse riding, we have also included a full description of the local flora and fauna. There is also a handy map of the Parish to help you enjoy the seven miles of well-kept footpaths

We warmly invite you to browse the site, whether for future Council meetings dates, information on who is on the Council, the latest planning information, both within the Parish and Amber Valley as a whole, or what's on in the Parish. The social programme within the Parish is a busy one with various club activities at the Memorial Hall, seasonal play on the bowling green and regular church services at St. John's.

Tell us what you think

Our new web site offers an excellent opportunity for all Parish residents to provide information and make helpful suggestions. Any comments will be welcomed as the web team adds to the site.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Hazelwood Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Hazelwood a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Dark Skies Initiative

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:04 by Mrs Laura Storey

The Parish Council area investigating the dark skies initiative from CPRE and welcome your feedback on this idea




Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:59 by Mrs Laura Storey

Dear Sir/Madam



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. The Local Plan 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. More »

Following the publication of the Draft Local Plan and supporting documents for public consultation in March 2017, a number of representations were received. The Borough Council has considered these representations, together with other updated information and has made a number of changes to the Draft Local Plan.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan, which is a statutory requirement under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, is the document that the Borough Council considers ready to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. The purpose of the independent examination is to consider if the Local Plan is:

a) Legally compliant - that it has been prepared in accordance with statute and regulations;

b) Sound - that its content is positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national planning policy.

In accordance with the 2012 Regulations, the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents will be published at 4.30 pm on Thursday 2 November 2017, for a period of 6 weeks up to Thursday 14 December 2017.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan will be the last opportunity to make representations on the Local Plan, prior to the examination process. Any representations should relate to legal compliance and soundness, as set out above and will be forwarded directly to the independent Inspector to be appointed by the Secretary of State, who will consider them as part of the examination process.

Further guidance regarding legal compliance and soundness is available on the Borough Council's website and at the locations where the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents are available.

Copies of the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents will be available for inspection on the Borough Council's website www.ambervalley.gov.uk/localplan2016 from 4.30pm on Thursday 2 November 2017 and at the following locations from that time, during normal opening hours:-

Alfreton Library

Belper Library

Duffield Library

Heanor Library

Mackworth Library

Ripley Library and Town Hall (AVBC Offices) Somercotes Library

The use of a standard representation form is strongly recommended, as this will ensure that any representations can be related to matters of legal compliance and soundness, which will be the basis of the independent examination. The standard form can either be completed online, or downloaded via the Borough Council's website at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/localplan2016 and returned either by email to ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk, or by post to The Local Plan Team, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT. Alternatively a paper copy of the form can be requested either by email at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk , or by telephone on 01773 841584. Where there are groups of people who share a common view, a single representation can be submitted, appending the names and addresses of those wishing to be represented.

Please note that copies of all representations received will be made available for the public to view and cannot be treated as confidential. Personal data will however be processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at an address/email address of any of the following:

* That the Local Plan has been submitted for independent examination

* The publication of the recommendations of any person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan

* The adoption of the Local Plan.

Please note however that given the anticipated high number of representations, it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of representations, other than those submitted using the online form, unless specifically requested.

Please note that all representations must be received by no later than 4.30 pm on Thursday 14 December 2017.

For any further information, please contact the Local Plan team at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or on 01773 841584.

Yours faithfully


Derek Stafford

Assistant Director (Local Plan Manager) » Less

Local News

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:13 by Keith Walker

See the ticker picture of Leslie Wall and Marie Taylor with the Defibrillator which is now installed and working. Members of the Bowls Club, the PCC and the PC attended a familiarisation on November 10th.

A big thanks you to Marie and Leslie for their sponsorship of the project , and to Cllr David Taylor of AVBC for facilitating a grant for the bulk of the cost.

Please review the CPRE website nightblight.cpre.org.uk. This is an initiative to reduce unnecessary light emission into our neighbourhoods, and several Parishioners have expressed an interest in Hazelwood supporting a local project . Please send your views to hazelwoodparishcouncil@gmail.com. More »

Winter Gritting: We have been granted a tonne of grit/s the local roadsalt free by the Highways . One Parishioner has indicated his readiness supply to grit his local road when required . If you have suggestions for the location of a grit supply or are prepared to help spread grit when extremes demand please let us know at hazelwoodparishcouncil@gmail.com.

Another Parishioner suggests that having a "drop in" session at the Memorial hall for exchange of information , seeking help, or simply a cuppa and a chat might be useful in promoting social links in the Village . Again your views and suggestions are welcome. » Less