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Horsley is a small, charming Derbyshire village situated 5 miles north of Derby in the Amber Valley area. It has a population of less than 500 and its main street is lined with mature trees. It has a church, a village green with chestnut tree, a primary school, a pub and a quality golf course (with a restaurant and function room) on the outskirts.
Horsley has a flourishing community with a bowls club, a monthly Ladies Night and a W.I. It has an active parish council and walking is a popular activity with some beautiful surrounding countryside.
Horsley boasts one of the most attractive village churches in the county, sitting on a hill, set amongst flowers and trees. Dedicated to St. Clement, it also serves the communities of Coxbench and Kilburn. It dates back to the 13th century but has been restored and altered much over the years. It has a strongly buttressed 14th century tower and spire, a pretty porch with a medieval crucifix and a lovely array of windows with the 15th century clerestory under a handsome parapet of battlements and pinnacles.
The present Church of England school opened in 1828, enlarged in 1874 and is still thriving today. The village pub is called the Coach and Horses, serving food as well as alcohol. There was another pub in Horsley called the Ship Inn, which dated back to 1625, but this is now a private house.
The village possess two rare features. Firstly the stone pillar box on French Lane. It is unique in Derbyshire and possibly England. Second, three fountains given to the village in 1824 by the Rev. Sitwell, a relative of the Sitwells of Stainsby Hall in nearby Smalley. He had arranged for spring water to be pumped from the Old Hills to the village. The fountains are called Blanche, Rosamund and Sophia.
Amber Valley Borough Local Plan Alternative Strategy Options for Housing and Economic Growth Consultation
AMBER VALLEY BOROUGH LOCAL PLAN - ALTERNATIVE SPATIAL STRATEGY OPTIONS FOR HOUSING AND ECONOMIC GROWTH (REGULATION 18 CONSULTATION) More »
As part of the preparation of the new Local Plan for Amber Valley, Amber Valley Borough Council has agreed alternative spatial strategy options for housing and economic growth, for the purposes of consultation and engagement in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Details of the alternative spatial strategy options, how and by when any representations can be made and where to view other relevant documents, will be available on the Borough Council's website from 4.30 pm on Thursday 8 July 2021, via the following link:-
Derek Stafford | Assistant Director (Planning)
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