Tag Archives: Section 106

Rumour has it (wrong?)


In the North of England the “celebration” of Mischief Night still endures. When I was a youngster it was a far bigger deal than the American Hallowe’en. On the 4th of November young miscreants would forget the Treat and spend … 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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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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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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