A walk from the Market Place, Belper
Saturday 9 August 2014 -- 2p.m. 3 miles
Led by Amber Valley Ramblers
"Amber Valley Borough Council" has adopted a plan that incorporates the building of houses on a large wedge of hillside between Mill Lane/Kilburn Road & Sanded Lane:
This area is largely invisible from nearby roads but from a distance can be seen as a beautiful backdrop to Belper. There is an extensive network of footpaths much used by local people. Wildlife is prolific. There is an area of mediaeval ridge & furrow that could conceivably be associated with Belper’s first settlement. Records suggest that the area is little changed since the fourteenth century. We feel that the implications of the plan have not been properly explained to the people of Belper.
Therefore, on Saturday 9 Aug, the day of the Farmers Market, we are mounting an exhibition in No 28 detailing what is being proposed. We are also inviting the public to join us at 1400 on a guided walk of 4.5km (3 miles) around the Bullsmoor area starting from Belper Market Place. The information given in the exhibition & during the walk will be impartial.
Amber Valley Borough Council invites comments to reach them by 8.9.14 We will be advising the public on their right to comment and we will make available blank forms on which they can write their opinions & send them to Amber Valley District Council”.
All welcome to join us to view the area.