Green Councillor votes to withdraw controversial Local Plan

25 July 2019

In his first Full Council meeting, Green Councillor Dave Wells voted to scrap the controversial Local Plan, which had included a threat to the Green Belt.

Now the authority has to start working on a new plan which could take several years.

“What’s important is that the proposals deliver the right homes in the right places, protecting our heritage and Green Belt sites,” says Dave. “I see this as an opportunity to be positive, to involve Amber Valley residents in putting together a plan which reflects their wishes.

“We need to look again at the assessment of housing need and supply, and draw up a plan which recognises the existence of Climate Change.

“Westminster may soon be legislating for a net-zero carbon future, and AVBC must have policies and plans to make this happen. AVBC is in a position to make a difference. Let’s do it.”

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