CPRE Our Greenbelt

Green Belt means so many different things to so many different people. For 30 million of us, it’s our countryside next door. Despite Green Belt’s protected status, there’s a constant threat of development while suitable brownfield sites go unused. Green Belt shouldn’t be dismissed lightly; people have a deep bond with their local countryside. Watch … More CPRE Our Greenbelt

Dronfield Greenbelt Residents’ Group Update

Pre-recorded interviews about plans to build 860 houses on 5 sites of Greenbelt land around Dronfield, with BBC Radio Sheffield and Peak 107 FM (interview clips), are now being aired during the breakfast shows on Bank Holiday Monday (29th May). They will include announcements of our rescheduled meeting that evening, 7pm, Cliffe Park. Please come … More Dronfield Greenbelt Residents’ Group Update

More media Coverage

Tune into BBC Radio Sheffield tomorrow morning, Tuesday 23rd May, between 7.30am and 8.30am to hear an interview with group members about our campaign against the proposed housing developments on Dronfield’s Greenbelt.

What can our new MP do to Help?

Whoever gets elected will not have ultimate jurisdiction over the District Council Local Plan but contacts, influence, campaign tips, experience, representation, knowledge of planning and legal processes can all be valuable to us. If all candidates declare that they oppose Green Belt development that’s powerful pressure on NEDDC for a rethink, especially if that’s in … More What can our new MP do to Help?

Public meeting for Residents, Tues 23rd May, 7pm, outdoors at Cliffe Park

Please all come along to our Public meeting for Residents, Tues 23rd May, 7pm, outdoors at Cliffe Park. An update on the next steps for our campaign. Speech by Joe Dugdale from Rural Action Derbyshire. ***Greenbelt Question Time*** with our local MP candidates: What will they do to protect our green spaces if elected? We … More Public meeting for Residents, Tues 23rd May, 7pm, outdoors at Cliffe Park

Radio coverage for our campaign

Tune in to Peak 107 FM‘s breakfast show on Monday 22nd May 6.00-9.00am and listen out for our “Dronfield Greenbelt Interview.” Our Chairperson, Lynne Gadsden, explains to newsreader, Joshua Marsh, why we are so concerned about proposals to build 860 houses on Dronfield’s Greenbelt and why we need a continued and sustained campaign to halt these plans. She also … More Radio coverage for our campaign

Campaign featured in the Derbyshire Times

The Dronfield Greenbelt Residents’ are protesting against the district council’s plans to build 860 homes on the outskirts of the town as part of its much heralded Local Plan. The Dronfield Greenbelt Residents’ are protesting against the district council’s plans to build 860 homes on the outskirts of the town as part of its much … More Campaign featured in the Derbyshire Times

Progress update and a meeting with Natascha Engel

We had a very productive and co-operative meeting with Natascha Engel and 15 members of our group this weekend. For clarification, Natascha was Local MP for 12 years for NE Derbyshire until last week when the country formally entered the General Election campaign period. She is now the Labour candidate for the forthcoming General Election … More Progress update and a meeting with Natascha Engel

Make the most of our greenbelt this weekend

With it being an extended weekend for most, why not get out and enjoy our green space. Explore the woodland and farmland around Dronfield, in Derbyshire, on this pleasant circular walk. There are some steep climbs but with the reward of some splendid views of the nearby Peak District National Park. You will pass Dronfield, … More Make the most of our greenbelt this weekend