As many residents will know, North East Derbyshire District Council have recently closed the latest consultation on their draft Local Plan (2014 – 2034) – the document which outlines how our area should change and develop in the coming decade. This is a hugely important document which covers housebuilding, commercial & businesses and the regeneration and improvement of our towns.
I have had serious concerns about this plan since being elected last year – it is years late, ill-thought through and has seriously over-estimated the number of houses needing to be built in North East Derbyshire. We do need new houses to be built – but North East Derbyshire have failed to justify the sheer scale of building that they are proposing over the next fifteen years.
Along with many other residents, I have objected to the plans put forward by the Council. You can find a copy of my objection here: Local Plan response – 05042018