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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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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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Simple solutions for congestion


The Neighbourhood Plan is looking for feedback on traffic. We all complain about parking, congestion and the number of heavy goods vehicles coming through the town centre. Solutions are considerably harder to define and, regardless of what we may think, … 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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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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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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