Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

At last week’s Peak District National Park Authority’s visit to Parwich, planning issues cropped up at various points through the afternoon, and took up most of the Parish Council & public slot.  Now is our chance to say how we want local policy on planning applications to develop in the Park.

The Authority are now consulting on their Local Development Framework that will set the local policies for future planning decisions.  The consultation period runs to the 10th of April, but there is a lot of information to assimilate.  Those that are willing, please start looking now and share your thoughts with us here at PARWICH.ORG, or with your Parish Council or with Parwich Village Action Group.  Alternatively let the Authority know your thoughts directly via policy@peakdistrict.gov.uk 

(If you can’t face wading through the complex set of documents involved in the consultation share your thoughts on and experiences of the local planning process any way.)

This will impact on all who live and/or work in the Park.  For the Authority’s press release (more…)

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Although outside our immediate area, some readers might interested that the long running dispute has ended, with the withdrawal of planning permission for quarrying near the historic remains on Stanton Moor.  The original permission granted in the 1950s when the National Park was created has now been revoked.  (more…)

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On Tuesday 13th January the Peak District National Park on their visit to Parwich were represented by:

With for the second part of the afternoon there also being

The afternoon included visits to the Pub and the School, followed by a series of meetings in the Memorial Hall.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the visit and helped report back.  Here are our write ups of most of those sessions, and we will add reports on the remaining when/if they become available: (more…)

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Planning Applications, November 08.

The information contained within this post has been sourced from the PDNPA’s Planning Search service.

Firstly, here are the applications which have been listed as “registered”, and awaiting a decision.

Parwich

  • The Catlow.
    Proposed alterations and extension of dwelling. Proposed demolition of garage and erection of new to rear of property. Extension of domestic curtilage.
  • Uppermoor Farm. (1/2)
    Conversion of outbuildings to form a two bedroom holiday letting unit.
  • Uppermoor Farm. (2/2)
    Rear first floor extension to farmhouse, part change of use of attached barn to form additional residential accommodation and installation of sewage treatment plant.

Alsop-en-Le-Dale

Ballidon.

Secondly, here are some recently made decisions. (more…)

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Planning Surgery on Wednesday

Are you thinking about making a planning application but want to informally discuss the issues with the Peak Park Planners? Is it difficult for you to arrange to meet Officers during office hours? Then this is for you:

Peak District National Park Authority Planning Surgery
5pm to 8pm Wednesday 12th November
Parwich Memorial Hall

This is the second in a series of surgeries planned across the Park. For more information and to book a slot phone the Peak District National Park Authority Customer Services team on 01629 816200, otherwise just drop in between 5pm and 7-45pm on the day. (more…)

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Challenge to Carsington wind farm

The Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council are considering mounting a High Court challenge to the Planning Inspector’s decision to grant permission for the commercial wind farm at Carsington Pastures. 

If you have any thoughts on this issue you need to contact the Peak Park Authority by Thursday or Derbyshire Dales District Council before 26th of this month.  Alternatively you can give vent as a comment below.

Updated Wednesday 5th Nov

Thank you to Gareth Butterfield of the Ashbourne News Telegraph for letting us know that Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Peak Park Authority had already lodged a joint appeal with the High Court on 28th October against the Planning Inspector’s decision to allow the planning appeal for a commercial wind farm on Carsington Pastures.

Gareth said “It was a really funny conversation when we rang them about it on Monday. They sounded incredibly sheepish and didn’t want to give anything away.”  (more…)

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Planning surgery in Parwich

Are you thinking about making a planning application but want to informally discuss the issues with the Peak Park Planners? Is it difficult for you to arrange to meet Officers during office hours? Then this is for you:

Peak District National Park Authority Planning Surgery
5pm to 8pm Wednesday 12th November
Parwich Memorial Hall

This is the second in a series of surgeries planned across the Park. For more information and to book a slot phone the Peak District National Park Authority Customer Services team on 01629 816200.  (more…)

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Many thanks to Chris E for pointing out the following:

Gordon Brown had asked Matthew Taylor MP to carry out review looking at how land use and planning can better support rural business and deliver affordable housing.  The full report can be seen at the Communities & Local Government website.

Its recommendations include

  • a community led affordable housing initiative;
  • a trialling of new planning policy in one or more National Parks to limit the increase in second homes;
  • new planning policy which accepts that all forms of business can be appropriate in the countryside;
  • planning policy should have a flexible approach to home based work spaces.

The government has yet to respond.  It would seem that what we have been attempting to achieve in Parwich is ahead of Government policy.  Are there opportunities here for our communities; is it possible that we can persuade the Government to support directly local projects as examples of good practice?

For the full CLG press release: (more…)

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Since our previous post on Tuesday, the final draft of the Parwich Conservation Area Appraisal is now available on-line.

This draft is to be presented to next Friday’s PDNPA Planning Committee Meeting(10am Fri 17th October at Aldern House, Bakewell).  You can see the draft on the following links:

Members of the public may arrange to speak to the Committee by contacting Democratic Services by telephone on 01629 816362 or 01629 816382 or email democraticservices@peakdistrict.gov.uk by midday on Wednesday 15th October.

For those not online Parwich Village Action Group has left a print out of the draft at the Sycamore Inn.  Do leave your comments below.

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Thank you to Sue Adam of the Peak Park for letting us know that the draft Parwich Conservation Area Appraisal is to be submitted to the Peak District National Park Authority’s Planning Committee for approval on Friday 17th October.

The final draft is not yet available on the Peak Park Website but it should be on-line by the end of this week with the Agenda & Reports for this meeting.  Presumably it will be much as previously circulated with the amendments outlined in our earlier post of 8th August.

Do add your thoughts and comments below.  Once the Committee adopt it, it will be taken into account for future planning recommendations and policy decisions.  Members of the public may arrange to speak to the Committee by contacting Democratic Services by telephone on 01629 816362 or 01629 816382 or email democraticservices@peakdistrict.gov.uk by midday on Wednesday 15th October.

If you want the Parwich Village Action Group to speak at the meeting leave a comment below or contact Peter T on tel. 287.  The village’s biggest concern so far has been that the Officers strongly oppose extending the Area to include all the village.

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Are you thinking about making a planning application but want to informally discuss the issues with the Peak Park Planners?  Is it difficult for you to arrange to meet Officers during office hours?  Then this is for you:

Peak District National Park Authority Planning Surgery
5pm to 7-45 pm Wednesday 12th November
Parwich Memorial Hall

This is the second in a series of surgeries planned across the Park.  For more information and to book a slot phone the Peak District National Park Authority Customer Services team on 01629 816200.  (more…)

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Thank you to Gareth Butterfield of the Ashbourne News Telegraph for alerting us to this item.  Although outside our immediate area it may be of interest to our readers and could have future implications for within the Park.

Yesterday the Planning Inspectorate over turned Derbyshire Dales District Council’s refusal of a commercial wind farm on Carsington Pastures overlooking Carsington Water.  West Coast Energy now have the go ahead to build four large wind turbines.  Details of the appeal can be seen at the District Council Website and the Planning Inspector’s decision can be see at their website (with a bit of searching).

It is perhaps surprising that this got the go ahead in such a conspicuous and archaeologically important site, though the Government is working to facilitate the planning process for alternative energy installations.  Just outside the National Park’s boundary it is interesting to speculate how this will impact on the PDNPA’s reluctance to allow even small domestic wind turbines.

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Thank you to Gareth Butterfield of the Ashbourne News Telegraph for forwarding the following to PARWICH.ORG:

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
PR 519 – 18 August 2008

Approval for two new village halls in national park

The Peak District National Park planning committee has given unanimous
approval for two new village halls to meet the needs of the 21st
century.

Villagers of Parwich (near Ashbourne) and Over Haddon (near Bakewell),
who attended the meeting, were delighted that they can now replace
out-dated, inadequate facilities.

Both schemes resulted from the communities and their designers working
together with planning officers to achieve modern, energy-efficient
buildings which meet local needs as well as enhance the national park.

The new halls will be stone-built to harmonise with their village
settings, with disabled access and limited parking. Both have won
backing in principle from various funding bodies, including the Big
Lottery Fund.  (more…)

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After 1 ½ hours and super presentations by all, planning permission was granted.


Subject to funding this is how our new Memorial Hall will look.

The first item on the Agenda was a rebuild of the village hall at Over Haddon, which was approved unanimously by the Committee. They are currently also going for the same Big Lottery Fund grant as we are. Then came Parwich Memorial Hall. Between 45 and 50 people from Alsop, Parwich, etc attended the meeting, ranging from the very young to the more mature, and a very enthusiastic bunch we were to. The Chair of the Planning Committee had to request that we did not clap after a spontaneous burst of applause followed the first speaker.  (more…)

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We need your support at tomorrow’s Planning Committee hearing our application for redeveloping the Memorial Hall.

The Planning Committee meeting starts at 10am Friday 15th Aug and is in the Conference Room at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre.  We are second on the Agenda after an application for a new village hall at Over Haddon, so you will need to be there by 10-15am.

Help show how much we care about the future of our community hall facilities.  Click here for directions.  Email parwich@hotmail.co.uk or phone Jane on tel. 665 if would like a lift or if you have empty spaces in your car.

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Sue Adam of the Peak Park has supplied further information on the response to local comments on the draft Conservation Area Appraisal.  Click here to see this.

We have also up dated our previous post in the light of Sue’s information.

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Don’t forget the deadline for your comments on the amended plans for the proposed new Memorial Hall is 5pm today.  You can email your comments to planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk.  The Planning Officers will be presenting a supplementary report with new recommendations, taking into account the amended plans and the additional comments to the Planning Committee.  The application will be heard at Friday’s Planning Committee meeting which is being held at the Bakewell Agricultural Centre.

The deadline for indicating your intention to speak at the meeting was noon today, and some seven individuals/groups have asked to speak, five for and two against.  The public can attend, so go along and let the Planning Committee know that Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich and Pikehall care about the future of our community hall facilities.  If you want a lift or can offer someone else a lift, email parwich@hotmail.co.uk or phone Jane on 665.

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Thank you to Peter Trewhitt for supplying the following.  This post has been up-dated 14th August in the light of Sue Adam’s comment below.  The Environment Sub-Group of Parwich Village Action Group has had a response to our letter commenting on the draft Conservation Area Appraisal (see our earlier post ‘A living working community’).

The response consisted of three documents:

The letter focused on three main issues; the purpose of the Conservation Area Appraisal, which is “to define and analyse the specific historic character and appearance that justified the designation of the area“; the Consultation Process that has been followed, that the Officers feel is in line with English Heritage guidelines, is appropriate and cost effective; and the Conservation Area Boundary which the Officers recommend be unchanged.   (more…)

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Along with the updates in our post yesterday the Design & Planning Group forwarded some more images which we have reproduced below.  To find out more about the planning application for redeveloping the Memorial Hall go either to our Memorial Hall News Updates @ PARWICH.ORG or go to our page on the Proposed Plans for the new Memorial Hall.

However for a quick glimpse of the floor plan, version updated 30/7/08, click on the plan below:

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The planning application for the proposed new Memorial Hall should be considered by the Planning Committee on Friday 15th August.  Details of the Planning Officers’ report and the agenda for this meeting should be available about a week in advance at the Peak District National Park Authority website, though there appears to be some confusion in that Members of the Authority have been told that it is to be decided on delegated authority by the Officers, and the Authority’s Democratic Services says it is to go to Committee.

Following submission of the planning application, discussion with local people and with the Planning Service has resulted in some modifications to the external appearance of the proposed new Memorial Hall.  For full details go to our page Proposed Plans for the new Memorial Hall, however here are the new drawings that were submitted to the Authority on 30/7/08 (click on the images to enlarge them):


Front elevation from Main Street (more…)

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This is the planning applications update post for early August 2008, which updates the mid-July post. Information has been sourced from the search facility on the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) website.

Since the last post the new applications are:

Parwich:

  • Uppermoor Farm – Application for an Existing Lawful Development Certificate for use of the cottage as a seperate dwelling
    ID No: NP/DDD/0708/0665 22-Jul-08.
    Status: registered, awaiting decision.
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  • Uppermoor Farm – Continued use of arigultural building for residential purposes and construction of a front glazed porch extension.
    ID No: NP/DDD/0708/0672, 22-Jul-08
    Status: registered, awaiting decision.
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The updates on the previously listed active planning applications are as follows:

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This Friday (1st August) is the deadline for any comments to the Peak Park Planners on the plans for the proposed new Memorial Hall.  To find out more about see our earlier post or go to the Memorial Hall page with the plans.

Details of the Peak Park’s processing of the application can be seen at their site (app. no. NP/DDD/0608/0546).  If you want to comment you can do so by:

  • letter: write to Planning Service, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE
  • phone: 01629 816200
  • email: planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk

See PDNPA site for more details on commenting on planning applications.

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This is planning applications update post for mid July 2008 (the end of June post didn’t happen due to Wakes Week). Information has been sourced from the search facility on the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) website.

Since the last post the new applications are:

Parwich:

  • Station Road Farmhouse – Construction of Extension
    ID No: NP/DDD/0708/0564, 25-Jun-08.
    Status: registered, awaiting decision.
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  • Parwich Memorial Hall – Demolition of existing village hall and construction of new village hall and associated landscaping, highway access alterations and car parking. Reconstruction of stone walls. Relocation of electricity sub-station. [See our post]
    ID No: NP/DDD
    /
    0608/0546, 24-Jun-08.
    Status: registered, awaiting decision.
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Pikehall

  • Smerrill Barn – Conversion of first floor barn to staff accommodation
    ID No: NP/DDD/0608/0542, 24-Jun-08.
    Status: registered, awaiting decision.
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Ballidon

The updates on the previously listed active planning applications are as follows:

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The yellow Planning Notice went up at the Memorial Hall today.  To find out more about the proposed redevelopment plans see the post here at PARWICH.ORG.  If you have any comments or questions for the Design & Planning Group or our Architects you can add them after this or the previous post or on the Memorial Hall news updates page.

The consultation period on this planning application (ref. NP/DDD/0608/0546) runs to Friday 1st August 2008.  If you want to comment to the Peak Park Planners go to the Peak District National Park Website for more details.

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Thank you to Steve Riley of Marsh Grochowski for answering so promptly the questions left in a comment on yesterday’s post on the new plans for the Memorial Hall:

(1) Is the square between the former Spar Shop and Fernlea cart shed essential for these plans?

The square is not essential, in the sense that access could still be gained from the ginnel even if access to the Square is lost, as the building is set back from southern boundary of the Square. In the design proposal the landscaped area we are proposing between the Fernlea cart shed and new building essentially ‘borrows’ the space of the square in order to extend it to be a more significant public space.

(2) Although the right of way can not be permanently blocked, will it be included in the general garden area and be available for access to the rear of the building?

It is intended that the right of way be an integral part of the garden area. As the designs develop we will give more detailed thought as to the best way to achieve this in terms of the landscaping finishes and materials used. The same applies for the space between the two outbuildings accessed by the right of way. This is currently labelled as hardstanding, but it may be more appropriate to treat this in a softer fashion.  (more…)

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Parwich News Telegraph?

In stark contrast to last week’s issue, today’s issue, 9th July 2008, of the Ashbourne News Telegraph is positively brimming with Parwich stories.

  • p. 4 An excellent whole page feature on Parwich Wakes along with photos and the results of the Carnival judging
  • p.6 A further near full page feature on the new Annunciation Window (the Graham Window) in Parwich Church
  • p.10 The report on Ashbourne Young Farmers’ annual rally and field day at Chatsworth again contains some familiar names: well done Ben Chadfield in the junior tractor driving
  • p.21 A short report on the submission of the planning application for our new Memorial Hall (see also p.44 and our recent post)
  • p.23 Debbie is back from the States, and issuing a call for volunteers to help in various capacities at Carsington Water (see Volunteer Centre’s website)
  • p.44 Public notice issued by the PDNA announcing the consultation periods for the planning applications for the Memorial Hall rebuild and an extension to Station Road Farm, both in Parwich (see Planning pages at PDNPA web site)
  • p.53 Parwich Hill Race results in full colour (see also the time sheets)
  • p.54 Congratulations to Robert Cundy of Bradbourne whose bird came first in the Ashbourne Flying Club race from Hullavington (Wiltshire)
  • p.54 Summer Football results update

As always let us know about anything we have missed (especially any Alsop, Ballidon & Pikehall stories).

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Ten and more year’s work by villagers is a step nearer achieving fruition with the submission of the planning application for our new Memorial Hall.


The Memorial Hall as it may become (view from the road).

In the 1990s the then managing trustees of the Memorial Hall Charity developed plans to extend the existing building on all sides, even putting storage cupboards in the narrow gap between the building and the ginnel. The ideas embodied in these plans are remarkably similar to the overall design concept of the current planning application. A significant amount of money was raised, but the Millennium Fund Lottery application was not submitted in time.  (more…)

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Provided by Parwich Village Action Group:

This post is just to say ‘No news yet’.  At the open consultation meeting on the 6th May, the Officers suggested the final draft might be submitted to the July Planning Committee meeting, however the agenda for this meeting has gone on-line today and we are not included.  Do let us know if anyone has had any feedback from the Authority on their letters or comments.

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The planning application for change of use of the former Parwich Spar Shop is showing as withdrawn on the PDNPA’s (Peak Park) website.

It is interesting to look at the recent application for the change of use of the Cavalier Inn at Grindon to fully residential.  A previous application last year was refused on the grounds that non-viability had not been demonstrated.  The officers again recommended refusal of the current application, though they now agreed non-viability had been demonstrated, on the grounds that alternative community uses have not been investigated.  This application was again refused at the June Planning Committee Meeting.

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This post is an interim, mid-month, update to the planning application post listed at the end of May.  The aim of the mid-month posts is to list any new planning applications that have been registered. Unlike the end of month posts, the mid-month posts do not give updates on the progress of all “active” planning applications.

Information has been sourced from the search facility on the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) website.

There are no new planning applications for Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ballidon or Pikehall. There is one new application for Parwich:

A full update posting will be provided at the end of June.
You can also access this information at any time via the Planning section, listed under Categories.

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Today is your last chance to comment on the Planning Application for change of use of the former Spar Shop, unless it goes to Committee and you ask to speak.

Whatever your views,
– email them to
planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk,
– or phone in on 01620 816200,
– or deliver them in person to Aldern House in Bakewell by 5pm today.

Remember that the Planning Service can only take into account input relevant to the Authority’s and national policies.  (more…)

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Someone, who commented on the application for the shop change of use, using the Peak Park Authority’s on-line comments facility, found today that their input had not been received.  The Authority was most helpful, and the person concerned had saved their comments as a Word document so was able to send it in again by email (planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk).

Everyone that has sent in comments to the Peak Park Authority should have received an acknowledgement.  If you have not had any response, check you input has been put on file, either by ringing the Authority on 01629 816200, or by visiting Aldern House in Bakewell to look at the file.

If you have any further concerns about comments getting through contact the Authority’s Customer Services (customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk).

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If you wish to register your support or your objection to the proposed change of use for the Spar shop, then your comments need to be submitted by this Friday (June 13).

This can be done by post or by e-mail. In both instances, you should quote the Application ID: NP/DDD/0408/0307.

E-mails should be sent to planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk.

Letters should be sent to: Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE.

To quote from the PDNPA’s guidelines:

Please be aware that by law, letters and emails received in relation to planning applications become public documents once we receive them.

By law we can only take account of policies and material planning considerations such as:

  • Compliance with national and local policies
  • Design and appearance of the development
  • Impact on neighbouring property – loss of amenity, privacy or unreasonable scale
  • Environmental impacts
  • Traffic impacts

The law states we cannot take account of non-planning matters such as loss of view, devaluation of property or character of the applicant.

You can view the application for change of use here.

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Planning Inspector Impressed

Congratulations to Lynette and Richard, who learnt this morning that their appeal relating to the garden room at Church Cottage, Parwich has been successful. The appeal process has been a long and arduous struggle for both of them, so their sense of relief must be immense, and well deserved.

Announcing her judgement with unusual speed, the Planning Inspector, Katie Peerless, commended the input of the residents of Parwich. 

The building has been in place for some time and I was impressed by the strength of feeling that brought so many people out to speak positively of their liking for the building as it exists. Development, especially in a modern idiom, is often unpopular in conservation areas and it is more usual to hear objections to change, both before and after it has occurred, than praise for an innovative approach.  (more…)

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Discussion about the change of use of the former Spar Shop continues (see comments on our post). Also there is a petition at the Sycamore Inn for people to sign objecting to the Planning Application for change from retail to domestic residential use. Is there a future for village shops, or was the Spar Shop’s closure inevitable? This is an important issue, so whatever your views contact the planners or let us know.

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This post is an update to the planning application post listed at the end of April. Information has been sourced from the search facility on the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) website.

There are no new planning applications for Alsop-en-le-Dale and Ballidon. There is one new application for Parwich and one for Pikehall:

Parwich

Pikehall

A final decision has been reached for three of the applications in Parwich: (more…)

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This week’s News Telegraph

So far I have only found three snippets in the Ashbourne News Telegraph directly relating to our immediate area:

Indirectly linked to Parwich, there is an article relating to the Ashbourne Volunteer Centre, which is holding a photographic competition to coincide with the National Volunteers’ Week which runs from Sunday (1st June) to Saturday (7th June).  (more…)

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Church Cottage Planning Appeal

Today, Wednesday 28th May, saw the informal hearing of the planning appeal relating to the garden room at Church Cottage in Parwich: the Peak District National Park Authority seeking to enforce a solid roadside wall on the scheme and the appellants wishing to retain it as built.

The change from Aldern House to a more local venue (Fenny Bentley School) was successful, as some dozen local residents attended. Despite this, we still think that the Memorial Hall, in Parwich itself, would have been more suitable.

The Planning Inspector presiding was Katie Peerless, a chartered architect. It had been originally arranged for a specialist ‘enforcement’ inspector to hear the case, but at the appellants’ request he was replaced by an architect, as both the appellants and the Authority were arguing on design grounds. The meeting opened with the Inspector summarising her understanding of the written representations.  (more…)

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Spar Shop: Change of Use

Given the potential significance to our community, here is an interim post to update last month’s information on local planning applications, prior to our next full listing of ‘active’ applications at the end of this month:

An application for change of use of the former Spar Shop has been submitted (Application ID: 0408/0307) for conversion of Parwich Shop from retail to domestic residential use. It seems to be for living accommodation ancillary to the existing flat. The reason for the application given is: The shop, once prosperous, has suffered since the opening of supermarkets in Ashbourne and Matlock, the latter being the “final nail in the coffin”.

The application also includes two proposed new windows: one facing onto the Square at the front (right of the existing shop door) and one facing sideways (in an old blocked doorway) towards the old farmhouse next door and the access to Hideaway Cottage. It also appears that it is proposed to close up the doorway from the the extension (garage/store) into the footpath through past the Memorial Hall. This garage/store would be used as a two car garage.

Information has been sourced from the search facility on the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) website.

The application was announced in the last Ashbourne News Telegraph (21st May ’08 ) saying comments had to be in within 21 days, which would give a deadline of 11th of June for interested parties to comment. Comments can be in writing or by email (see PDNPA’s How to comment on planning applications). We do not know if the application is to be decided on the Officers’ delegated authority or if it will go to the Planning Committee, though this may be influenced by whether there is any local opposition or not.

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If you have any comments on the Peak District National Park Authority’s draft Appraisal of Parwich Conservation Area, you must get them in today (by 5pm Friday 23rd May).  The Appraisal process draws on guidelines from English Heritage, which can be seen at their website.  You can see the draft itself at the Peak Park’s website, and should email any questions or comments to Sue Adam (sue.adam@peakdistrict.gov.uk) today.

If you want to share any responses you get to your comments on the draft Appraisal we will be happy to post them here (just email them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk).  The Environment Group in particular feels strongly that we should all have some idea what the local consensus is and how the Authority has responded.

At present we understand the Authority plan to consider the Draft (with any amendments from the Consultation) at the July Planning Committee Meeting (click here for details).  The final draft will posted as an attachment to the Planning Committee Agenda in the week or so leading up to the Meeting.  It may be that the only way to see the amended draft will be on the Authority’s website or by visiting Aldern House.  When accepted by the Planning Committee the Appraisal will then be part of the Authority’s planning policy and will be taken into account for any local planning applications.

We also understand it is intended that the Appraisal will be used to create a Conservation Area management plan in the future, but that no timescale for this has been set.

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