This map shows a 1 mile and 3.5 mile zones around Codnor.
If we look at the 3.5 mile zone. 90% of the housing proposed for the Amber Valley borough is within this area. This means that Codnor can expect to be surrounded by 4,097 houses and 16,388 people. It's hard to imagine how the AVBC feasibility study can have concluded that the area can sustain such growth when we consider the key indicators such as:

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Stop Potential Housing Development in Codnor

Amber Valley Borough Council are proposing to build over 2000 new dwellings on land in and around Codnor 

The two proposed sites are as follows:

Preferred Strategic site (AV8) Land at Alfreton Road, Codnor.

500 proposed dwelling 100% sited on Green belt land.

Potential Strategic site (AV9) Land at Codnor Common, and Peasehill, Ripley.

1600 proposed dwellings on two sites dissected by Waingroves in the middle. 

  • Adding thousands of people to the 5000 currently living in Codnor & Waingroves.
  • totally devastating the village identities.
  • creating a vast housing estate hemmed in by fast roads.
  • overwhelming the local amenities including schools, shops and recreation.
  • destroying one of the few precious Greenbelt spaces left in the area.

The Amber Valley District Council plans can be viewed online using the following link

Amber Valley Local Development Framework, Preferred Growth Strategy.

Consultations on the plans take place on:

  • Mon 22nd October at Ripley Leisure Centre from 3pm to 7pm.
  • Wed 24th October at Heanor Community Centre from 3pm to 7pm
  • Thurs 25th October at Peverel House, Mill Lane, Codnor  from 3pm to 7pm

To help save our village identities you are urged to come along and add your voice to the protests on one of the above dates.

Please also register your protest by writing to Amber Valley Borough Council and your local MP Nigel Mills at:

AVBC, Community Planning Team, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley DE5 3BT

Nigel Mills, Thomas Henry House, 1-5 Church Street, Ripley, DE5 3BU.

To view the plans and to also register your comments online go to:

There is also a Facebook page where you can comment on the building proposals.


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