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 your town  your plan? Were you permitted to write it? your future

Belper Neighbourhood Plan Working Group c/o Belper Town Council, The Butts, Belper, Derbys. DE56 1HX

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March 2014

Our MP Pauline Latham sent Leader of the Council John Nelson a letter suggesting Belper Town Council organise the writing of a Neighbourhood Development Plan so residents get the town they want to live in.

April 2014

Cllr. Dave Fisher persuades BTC to start the writing of a Neighbourhood  Development Plan (NDP). Motion passed by all members except Alan Cox. Cllr Mark Robertson selected to lead the writing of the NDP.

October 2014

Cllr Mark Robertson resigns from the Council having done nothing for the NDP.

Cllr Deborah Biss selected to take the plan forward

Feb 2015

Amber Valley Borough Council decide the planning area is to cover all four wards of the parish of Belper

May 2015

Town Council elections

June 2015

Councillors Gary Spendlove and Dave Smith tasked with initiating a Belper Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

July 2015

Sue MacFarlane selected as Chair of the committee but announces that she will only work with a group of six people. Most of those present thought that this was not what Neighbourhood Plans are about and that 21 was the ideal number.

Sue MacFarlane resigns as those present voted for a bigger committee. Roger Shelley selected to be group Chairman.

November 2016

Roger Shelley applies for a grant to explore possibilities to renovate Belper Mill without consulting the Treasurer and only realised the terms of the grant when his project was accepted.

December 2016

Roger Shelley resigns as Chair due to a new job reducing his availability to do the work of Chairman.

To be continued