Tag Archives: Housing

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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Why do we need more houses?


I’m getting a little fed up of hearing about the “need” for more housing. In our 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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Housing and Employment matter to us


Well done Ashbourne! I knew you wouldn’t let me down. I opened the door in the Town Hall to be confronted with a full house – around 70 people – and the ever-sprightly Jeffrey Phillips beginning his presentation. The evening’s … 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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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…in Ashbourne


In 2007, DDDC commissioned Ashbourne Economic Assessment; a report by consultants into the wellbeing of Ashbourne and an action plan for the future. It is interesting to read it now and realise how some of the elements are still relevant … 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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