Tag Archives: Willow Meadow Farm

Halfway to the Ashbourne Bunting target


Ashbourne’s bunting is now drawing in more support online and through donations and pledges directly to the Ashbourne News Telegraph. £5000 will secure it’s replacement which should last a few years. The organisers would still welcome volunteers who can help … 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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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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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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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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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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