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Crich Parish Council

Serving the people of Crich Parish

Clerk RFO: Carolyn Jennings
Glebe Field Centre, Glebe
Field Close, Crich, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 5EU

Tel: 01773 853928

Welcome to the 'Neighbourhood Plan' Page

Crich Parish was designated a Neighbourhood Area on 12 February 2015. Since that time a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group comprising Parish Councillors and other volunteers from the local community have been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Progress to date

The Neighbourhood Plan preparation process has been firmly based on thorough and extensive consultation of local people and businesses. This has included a household questionnaire distributed to every address in the Parish, public meetings, exhibitions, stalls in the Market Place, and focussed consultation with local groups and organisations including the local schools. Many people kindly participated, not least joining the working groups that explored and developed policies relating to key topics. An intensive six week long period of consultation was held ending on 1 May 2017. All submissions made have been carefully considered and adjustments made to the draft plan accordingly.

In particular care has been taken to meet and co-ordinate with Amber Valley Borough Council who are preparing a Local Plan for the Amber Valley District. This resulted in an adjustment to the Neighbourhood Plan to reflect the Borough Council proposals for development adjacent to Woodside, The Common, Crich. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group undertook a further specific consultation in this respect leafletting all households in the Parish and holding an exhibition and meeting.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are most grateful to all those residents and local businesses that have input to the plan preparation process.

The latest version of the Neighbourhood Plan and all the supporting documents can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Plan website at http://www.crichparishnp.org.uk

Next Steps

Following submission of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan to Amber Valley Borough Council that Council organised a six week period for representations that closed on 3 November 2017.

Amber Valley will now send the Plan to an Independent Examiner who will check the Plan meets the Basic Conditions set out in legislation. The Independent Examiner will recommend the plan should go to a local referendum with or without modifications, or may recommend the plan should not go to referendum in that it does not meet the Basic Conditions or other requirements.

If a referendum is held the local electorate will vote to decide if the Neighbourhood Plan should be used in the determination of planning applications in the Parish. If more than half of votes cast are in favour then the plan will be 'made' and become part of the Development Plan for the area.