Tag Archives: Greenfield

Why do we need more houses?


I’m getting a little fed up of hearing about the “need” for more housing. In ourĀ area there is an outstanding “demand” for housing and also a plan to provide around 15% more housing over the next 14 years. The national … Continue reading

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New homes from the developer’s standpoint


There seem to be two sides to developers and their accomplices. On the one hand there are the promises of a bright future backed up by statistics and mocked-up images. On the other, the pages of the Ashbourne News Telegraph … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Ashbourne “Yes”


There is a germ of an opportunity afoot. There is also a risk of us all getting what we don’t want if we become too intransigent. Whether we like it or not we are going to end up with around … Continue reading

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The pathway to nowhere


The developers are circling Ashbourne at the moment. The recent uplift in Planning stories in the newspaper is because there is a chink in the planning armour where the old Local Plan meets the new one. The old Derbyshire Dales … Continue reading

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Ugly…when money tries to derail local democracy


In January I posted a blog entitled “423 Homes…and now it gets Ugly”. Last week in the Ashbourne News Telegraph we had a letter from a Planning Consultant and an advertisement on behalf of his client which showed just how … Continue reading

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423 homes… and now it gets ugly


And so the saga continues. The 400 new houses for Ashbourne are still a long way off but the wrangling continues. The number has reduced from 376 to 367 due to builds already planned or underway and now looks to … Continue reading

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An explanation of the Housing Consultation issues for Ashbourne


The Derbyshire Dales consultation on where to locate 400 new houses in Ashbourne started last week. There are two issues which are under discussion: 1. Ashbourne’s Draft Settlement Framework Boundaries 2. Where 400 new houses can be built by 2028 … Continue reading

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