Tag Archives: Derbyshire Dales District Council

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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October 15th: 7pm at the Town Hall. Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Press Release


The following is a press release from the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan team. Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) decided on 2 October to start again on the preparation of a Local Plan for our area, following the response from the Planning … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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Three Trees in Ashbourne


As there have been so many planning applications of late I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at one. What I found was educational but also comical and worrying. I really pity the poor District … Continue reading

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Speak up about traffic


It’s time we all got off our backsides and showed a little support for the Neighbourhood Plan. They must be fed up of having to bang the drum and getting little or no response. The first time I’d even heard … 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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Is Chell’s One Way the Only Way?


In 2009 Councillor Philip Chell presented an idea to the Town Council which outlined his thoughts on introducing a one way system into Ashbourne to overcome congestion. Over the intervening five years every other week seems to be marked by … Continue reading

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