Hazelwood Parish Council

Serving the people of Hazelwood

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

Tel: 07941 052009


As part of the preparation of a new Amber Valley Borough Local Plan, Amber Valley Borough Council has commissioned the BE Group to undertake an Employment Land Review for the Borough. The Review will form part of the evidence base to inform the Local plan, by providing a comprehensive assessment of the supply of and the need and demand for office, industrial and warehouse space across the whole of the Borough. It will update a similar study, also completed by the BE Group, in 2016. As part of the Review, the BE Group will be consulting with key stakeholders and are seeking the views of all Parish/Town Councils in the Borough regarding the supply of and demand/need for employment sites and premises in each parish. For example, there may be existing buildings or sites within your parish that you would wish to see redeveloped, or you may consider there is a need to provide more local employment opportunities. Other possible concerns could relate to:

  • The impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the local economy
  • A need for more sites for employment development
  • A requirement for an improved supply of office/industrial premises
  • A desire to attract employers to your area
  • A wish to encourage more people to work locally
  • The protection of the local area from unwanted development.

These are just examples. It is recognised that each Parish/Town Council varies in size, population, employment activity, etc. and may therefore have differing views or issues. It is also recognised that some Parish/Town Councils have prepared or are preparing Neighbourhood Plans which may set out policies on the economy. However, we would still wish to gain your views directly on the important matters relating to the Local Plan Review. The Borough Council would therefore be grateful to receive any comments you may wish to make. These should be provided directly to the BE Group, ideally by email to chriswilson@begroup.uk.com or alternatively in writing to BE Group, 1st Floor, 501 Birchwood One Business Park, Dewhurst Road, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7GB.

The BE Group look forward to hearing from you, but should you require any further clarification, please contact Chris Wilson at the BE Group at the email address above, or by telephone on 01925 822112, or Derek Stafford at Amber Valley Borough Council, either by email at derek.stafford@ambervalley.gov.uk, or by telephone on 01773 841581.

Please provide any responses by 26 March 2021.

Yours sincerely

Derek Stafford

Assistant Director (Planning)

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:06 by Mrs Laura Storey

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