Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

ATT00001

Prosecution after alterations harm historic character of Grade II listed building in Peak District National Park

A married couple and a joiner have been prosecuted by the Peak District National Park Authority after making unauthorised alterations to a building dating back to the 17th century.

Christopher and Sarah Gillott, of Hurds Hollow, Matlock, pleaded guilty at Chesterfield Magistrates Court to five charges relating to their former home, The Lodge – a Grade II listed building within the conservation area of Winster. Joiner Simon Mcloughlin, of Greenhill, Wirksworth, also admitted five charges.

Due to the seriousness of the offences, Magistrates passed the case for sentencing to Crown Court, which can impose a higher penalty. Sentencing will be at Derby Crown Court on 24th April. (more…)

Read Full Post »

IMG_1086

Starbucks?

Many residents will be familiar with the Limestone Way that traverses through Parwich but few will realise that 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of its formal adoption as a long distance walking route. Much of the path has been used for 100s of years but it was only in 1970 that the route gained recognition as a long distance path. The trend to recognise such paths gave rise to the formation of the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) in 1972. To mark the 50th anniversary of the path the LDWA have been looking for ways improve the walker experience and facilities along the route. As you are no doubt aware the recent activity by OpenReach around the area has resulted in upgrades to cabling into the village with fibre optics, FTTC and FTTP technologies and the new GFast making the old telephone exchange obsolete. BT and OpenReach estimate that the exchange will no longer be needed from late 2019. This has presented the LDWA in partnership with the National Park, Derby Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands councils the opportunity to provide a much needed new facility along the Limestone Way without the need for new building work in a conservation area. According to information on display in the National Park office in Bakewell the telephone exchange will be converted into an information centre providing an exhibition of the history of the limestone way, a small franchised coffee shop and ladies/gents toilet facilities. The latter particularly important for the large number of young families and older ramblers passing through the village since the closure of the public facilities on Creamery Lane.
There are also plans to involve villages along the route in celebratory events throughout 2020.

Read Full Post »

We have been asked by the Parish Council to publish the following –

The Peak District National Park Planning committee has rejected this Planning Application.

The reason given was that

“The proposed installation by reasons of its height and exposed position would appear as an intrusive feature in this open countryside location, detrimental to the visual amenities of the area.”

No further public consultation had taken place as the application was regarded as a “permitted development”.

Further details can be found here

Read Full Post »

Clarke Telecom have sent the Parish Council photomontage images to illustrate the location of the proposed mobile phone mast. These can be seen on the Parish Council’s website here

It seems likely that the Parish Council will be asked to comment on the Planning Application at its meeting on Wednesday the 19th of July.

any comments on this proposal should be sent to the Parish Council clerk, Andrew Martin

e-mail: clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk
tel: 01335 216238
address: Fernlea, Parwich, Ashbourne, DE6 1QJ

Read Full Post »

People can have their say on future planning policies in the Peak District National Park as part of a new consultation.

The Development Management Policies document forms part of the Local Plan for the UK’s first and original National Park and will guide all important decisions on the use of land and buildings including locally needed affordable housing, business and community facilities and conserving the distinctive character of the area.

The consultation began on 18 November and runs until 27 January 2017. It is the last formal stage to make representations and the focus of comments should be on the soundness of the plan and the process.

How to comment  (more…)

Read Full Post »

With the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday discussing feedback received and possible next steps I’m a little concerned that many people may have missed the information posted here on the blog as these posts have now disappeared down the page.

I think it’s worth pointing to the information concerning the proposal and also issues and concerns raised in comments on the blog.

The Council website pages has a comprehensive set of information concerning the plans which can be found here

A number of people have expressed concerns to us and have quoted the Mast Sanity site as a good starting point for researching possible negative consequences of a mast so close to the village. Their information on masts can be found here

Mast Sanity and other research expresses concerns regarding health issues for residents within 400m of a mast. Others such as the Government and the NHS say  there are no health issues.

just for interest, here’s the plan of Parwich with 100metre distances from the proposed mast location that was posted previously in a comment.

image

In posting this I wish to make clear I am neither endorsing nor opposing the mast plans but merely seeking to make sure residents of the village are aware and can find the relevant information.

Steve J

Read Full Post »

Mobile Phone Mast

The following images were taken today at the proposed site of the telecommunications structure which will be 12.5 meters to the top.  This was done to assist visualising the height of the mast, the exercise can be repeated again if anyone is interested to see if the mast would be visible from their property.

Note: the object used to measure the height is 30 cm taller than the proposed mast.

img_2639-copyimg_2642-copyimg_2646-copy

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: