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Sustainability


By this time a few people will have attended one of the Neighbourhood Plan workshops. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. For those who didn’t make it I would heartily recommend going along to any future … 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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It takes more than Eric Pickles, Patrick McLoughlin and NBE16 to stop a lap-dancing club


Imagine Ashbourne in twenty year’s time. It’s a very different place than we have now. Overlooking the whole town centre is a 12-storey block of flats built on the edge of the Rec. It was a very efficient way of … Continue reading

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Young Ashbourne…seen but not heard


Currently, the direction of Ashbourne for the next generation is being decided by people who are least affected by it. Worse still, it is in danger of being steered by people worried about house prices and personal business interests. That … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back – Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan


Last Saturday morning, in the Town Hall, the fledgling Neighbourhood Plan group held an open morning.

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Ashbourne Housing…who’s to blame?


We all missed it! The crucial part of the Consultation on Housing for the Derbyshire Dales local Plan 2014-2028 was in the initial leaflet available to those attending the briefings around the District. It was available on-line here http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/images/documents/H/Housing_options_leaflet_-_ashbourne.pdf but, as … Continue reading

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Lone Star’s threat to Ashbourne democracy


There is a now real threat to our Town. In the last week the appeal by Lone Star Land LLP against Derbyshire Dales District Council’s decision was upheld and so the outline planning permission for houses off Wyaston Road has … Continue reading

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