Amber Valley Borough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    7
    26
    +6
    Elected in 2019
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    7
    18
    -7
    Elected in 2019
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    1
    1
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Final results from Amber Valley

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

All the results are in from Amber Valley and with 24 seats, Labour have taken control of the council from the Conservatives.

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Amber Valley Tory leader holds onto seat

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

Amber Valley: Historic win for Greens

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

Duffield has officially gone green - Dave Wells has snatched the seat off the Conservatives.

The authority now has three parties and an independent. Crikey.

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Amber Valley: Labour take control from Conservatives

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

The Tories have lost their grip on Amber Valley - they have held it for all but one year this side of the Millennium.

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School extension plan rejected

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

A school's plan to build an extension to its sixth form block have been rejected.

Ecclesbourne School, in Wirksworth Road, Duffield, had hoped to build the extension to free up more study, teaching, and cafe space - along with five extra parking spaces.

School
CPMG

The school said that existing space was "inadequate and overcrowded" because of rising pupil numbers which are due to increase from 1,420 to 1,625.

However, Amber Valley Borough Council voted last night to refuse the application, saying the plan would see an unacceptable reduction in recreational space at the school and did not take into account car ownership levels.

Planning officers warned the committee it would be difficult to defend an appeal on highways grounds if the school appealed the decision but the plan was rejected anyway.

Plan for 200 houses near ex-landfill site approved

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

Permission to build 200 houses near a former landfill site in Derbyshire was granted last night despite objections from residents.

The chairman of Amber Valley Borough Council's planning committee had the casting vote after six councillors voted for and six were against the development on land off Birchwood Lane in Somercotes, according to the Local Democracy Reporter Service.

Construction
PA

Resident Troy Smith said that the proposal presented a "clear and present danger to all living near to the site" and that it was "widely known to be contaminated".

An agent for the applicant said: "Hats off to the residents for wanting to make sure that the application is sufficiently examined and those who even asked Public Health England to look over the proposals."

However, she said the site could be made usable and work would be carried out to ensure this.

Council seizes 'neglected' Victorian railway station

Eddie Bisknell

Local Democracy Reporter

A borough council has seized an "historically important" railway station after its owner neglected the site, leaving it requiring extensive repairs.

Today, Amber Valley Borough Council served the owner of Wingfield Station in South Wingfield with a Compulsory Purchase Order.

It was opened in 1840, one of the first railway stations built in England and closed in 1967.

Wingfield Railway Station
Peter Barr, via Wikimedia Commons

Councillor Trevor Ainsworth, said: "Compulsory purchase is not something we take lightly, but in this case we were left with no other option if we wished to preserve this historically-valuable building."

The council said it would ensure the site was sufficiently repaired.