Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Rumour has it (wrong?)


In the North of England the “celebration” of Mischief Night still endures. When I was a youngster it was a far bigger deal than the American Hallowe’en. On the 4th of November young miscreants would forget the Treat and spend … Continue reading

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Where’s the Derbyshire Dales leadership?


I came away from the Neighbourhood Plan meeting in the week feeling thoroughly deflated and despairing for local democracy. I am beginning to feel the helplessness that people have expressed in Scotland and are beginning to do so in towns … Continue reading

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Engaging Generation Y


There’s a rather large elephant in the Ashbourne room. Amid all the talk of ensuring a bright future for generations by guaranteeing affordable housing is an embarrassing fact. We don’t really know what the next generation want. Unsurprising when you … Continue reading

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The Section 106 spoonful of sugar


The recent debate about housing has uncovered some interesting nuances. One of these is the interesting subject of Section 106 payments. They are a way of developers paying the local authority money to mitigate the impact of affordable housing developments. … Continue reading

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