Amber Valley Borough Council are responsible for planning applications in Alfreton. There are statutory requirements that exist to ensure that applications are published, consulted on and determined by them whist taking into account the opinions of local councils (i.e Alfreton Town Council). Derbyshire County Council are responsible for minerals and waste planning throughout the county, apart from within the Peak District National Park or Derby city, both in terms of preparing plans and dealing with planning applications.

Notification of planning applications are received by Alfreton Town Council. These are then sent to the Chair and Vice-Chair of planning who are given the powers to respond to the application on behalf of the Council. All applications are then presented to Full Council at each meeting for any objections of comments to be ratified and resolved.

The link below can be used to view all planning applications of Amber Valley Borough Council, if you know of the address this can be input or you can search on ‘Alfreton’ in the address key word to show all applications made in Alfreton, these will include surrounding areas that use Alfreton in their address. Alfreton Town Council are only able to comment on those which are within the Council boundaries which are the A38, Railway line and Alfreton Brook.

What is a valid objection to a planning application?

The Borough Council can only take into account ‘material planning considerations’. The most common of these (although not an exhaustive list) are shown below:

  • Loss of light or overshadowing
  • Overlooking/loss of privacy
  • Visual amenity (but not loss of private view)
  • Adequacy of parking/loading/turning
  • Highway safety
  • Traffic generation
  • Noise and disturbance resulting from use
  • Hazardous materials
  • Smells
  • Loss of trees
  • Effect on listed building and conservation area
  • Layout and density of building
  • Design, appearance and materials
  • Landscaping
  • Road access
  • Local, strategic, regional and national planning policies
  • Government circulars, orders and statutory instruments
  • Disabled persons’ access
  • Compensation and awards of costs against the Council at public enquiries
  • Proposals in the Development Plan
  • Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
  • Nature conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Solar panels

They cannot take into account matters which are sometimes raised but are not normally planning considerations such as:

  • The perceived loss of property value
  • Private disputes between neighbours
  • The loss of a view
  • The impact of construction work or competition between firms
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Ownerships disputes over rights of way
  • Fence lines etc
  • Personal morals or views about the applicant.

A copy of the Draft Local Plan can be found here –


Application Number Observation/Objection
Our Ref: AVA/2018/0978

Residential development of up to 40 dwellings (outline with all matters reserved except access).

Development Type:
Largescale major dwellings

Land South Of Wingfield Road Alfreton Derbyshire

Mr Dominic Waters
Waters Homes Ltd C/o The Agent

Mr Richard Pigott
Waters Homes Ltd C/o The Agent




Following the Full Council Meeting last night, the Town Council would like to make the following objections on application AVA/2018/0978


There is a concern for access and egress onto the site as it is located on the bend of a very busy road, which on the reports enclosed in the plans does not clearly identify the camber of the road.  The details do not emphasis the topography of the area.


A few years ago the Town Council were requested not to install a welcome sign in the area at the true boundary adjacent to Parkside Stables due to poor visibility and the bad bend in the road immediately after, the obvious access to the riding stables and the riders who hack out, also pose an additional risk as well as pedestrians and vulnerable adults and children in that area.  A crossing was refused previously.


It is understood that there have been access and egress issues with the other new development in that area which will be intensified with an additional housing development.  The Town Council has on previous occasions requested a pedestrian crossing to access the park and Green Gables care home which has not been completed.

Application Code: CD6/1018/66

Proposal: Construction of a 2 classroom stand-alone building

Location: Leys Junior School, Flowery Leys Lane, Alfreton

Applicant: Derbyshire County Council



The Town Council would like to make the following comment; that they do not support any building or development on green open space land

Our Ref: AVA/2018/0094

Advertisement consent for replacement fascia sign to the front and side elevations, 2 no. projecting signs, printed ATM tablet sign and a branch and opening hours sign to the entrance.

Development Type:

National Westminster Bank Ltd 1 Chesterfield Road Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 7DT

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
Business House C PO Box 1000 Edinburgh EH12 1HQ United Kingdom

Mrs Carol Leitch
Business House C PO Box 1000 Edinburgh EH12 1HQ United Kingdom

Case Officer Details:
Name: Claire McLoughlin
Telephone: 01773 841367
E Mail:




Given the proximity of residential properties the Town Council has concerns regarding noise and privacy issues.

Application Reference:



Midlands Coop 89 Nottingham Road Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 7GR


Construction of two A1/D1 units, both 186m (internal floor area).


Central England Co-operative Limited Central House Hermes Road Lichfield WS13 6RH Staffordshire


Mrs Catherine Butler-Worrall
Henry Mein Partnership 12 Clarendon Street Nottingham NG1 5HQ United Kingdom



Case Officer:

Paul Wilson (01773) 841667


A decision is anticipated by 02/Mar/18 under the Delegated Powers.



20/02/2018 Observation

made to remind Midlands Coop of the original condition that fences adjoining properties on Prospect Street were heightened.

Application Reference:



The Kitchen And Bathroom Company Mansfield Road Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 7JQ


Extension and alteration to kitchen/bathroom showroom to provide 6 flats at first floor level and 4 flats on a new level in roof space






The Town Council would like to object on the grounds of lack of parking & current traffic issues in the area.A review is ongoing with DCC of road safety especially in relation to the roundabout & the Town Council would ask that any outcomes of this review are considered in line with this application.

Application Reference:



Tesco Stores Ltd Hall Street Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 7BQ


Continued use of 9 parking bays to function as a hand car wash and valeting operation including installation of an office and erection of a canopy.




The Town Council is concerned about the continual erosion of the car parking provision within the original planning approval, which follows many deviations and failure to provide planning gain such as the promised town clock. These changes impact negatively on the local community in particular local residents who are subjected to overflow car parking from the decreasing car park provision.