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Amber Rock/Crich Quarry - Water Park development

Council discussed this matter at their meeting on Monday 1st March 2021. They noted that Amber Valley Borough Council who would normally act as the Authority on Planning matters is only acting as a consultee. This is because the plan is large and would impact on areas such as Highways, Environment, Minerals etc as well as Planning, and therefore Derbyshire County Council will be taking the lead.

It is important to stress, no Planning Application has been made yet, so no Planning Permission has been granted.

The Parish Council has no authority with regard to planning matters, again it is only a consultee. However the Council made the decision to write to multiple parties about the project requesting it be included in the development of the plan, and that the current on-line consultation was inadequate as a public consultation (at the time of the Council Meeting this was the only consultation item the Council was aware of). The matter will be discussed again at further meetings.

As Derbyshire County Council is the Responsible Authority for this plan, it is important that objections and complaints are submitted to them so that they are aware of the depth of public opinion and concern. Derbyshire County Council Officer concerned is:

Shaun Wells - Principal Planning Officer (Consultant) Economy, Transport and Environment

Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Room N8, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3AG

Direct dial: 01629 539780

Derbyshire County Councillor: Cllr David Taylor

Tel: 07969 145114

How to contact Derbyshire County Council:

Contact form link:

If objections or concerns about the project are not received by Derbyshire County Council, they will be unaware of the depth of public opinion - please remember the Parish Council is only one consultee. Please encourage others to do likewise and raise awareness of local concern direct with Derbyshire County Council as well.

Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:45 by Carolyn Jennings

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