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TWO (and a half!) GREEN BELT SITES SAVED (and it’s not over yet!)

Following three weeks of Public Hearings last November, the Inspector has now sent an interim report to NE Derbyshire District Council detailing her initial findings (see link below.) A fuller report and further public consultation period will follow once examination processes finish in March.


What does the Inspector’s Interim Report mean for the Green Belt?

At this stage, it’s good news for Coal Aston and Eckington, only partially good news for the rest of Dronfield and worrying news for Killamarsh

Whatever the news means to you at present, please keep in touch via our email contact list (email dronfieldgreenbelt@outlook.com), website and / or Facebook group (Dronfield Greenbelt) for updates. There will be a public consultation soon on modifications recommended by the Inspector. This will be relevant across Dronfield, as there could still be new pressures on air quality, the environment and over-strained infrastructure unless we take action. Additionally, the Council will be conducting an “early review” of the Local Plan in 10 years’ time (more about this further down.) This may seem a long way off but it took the Council 10 years to produce this current plan! Keeping a watchful eye on what’s afoot in the future would be wise!

For a full description of the Inspector’s findings and Dronfield Greenbelt’s input into the Hearings, click on the Sites tab at the top of the page.