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Local Plan one step away from adoption

The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan – designed to guide development in the district for the next 17 years – is just one step away from adoption. A

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Watch again: Broadcast of community forum

Watch again the live broadcast on our YouTube channel of the final Area Community Forum in the autumn 2017 series, which took place at Matlock Town Hall on Wednesday 8 November.

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Doveridge Neighbourhood Development Plan survey

Residents of Doveridge are being invited to have their say on a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan that has been prepared for the parish.

This plan proposal has now been formally submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council. If eventually approved, it will become part of the statutory planning framework for the area and used by the District Council to decide planning applications in the parish.

Every household in the village is receiving a letter with additional information and a link to this online survey - open from today (30 October) to 11 December.

The Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents can be inspected at the Town Hall in Matlock and also at Doveridge Village Stores and Post Office, The Doveridge Club, The Cavendish Arms in the village and Doveridge Primary School.

The survey asks respondents if they support, support with changes or oppose elements of the draft plan. Responses, together with any accompanying comments, will be made publicly available and will be forwarded to the Examiner at the next stage of Neighbourhood Plan development.

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What's on in the Derbyshire Dales

A lively programme of events runs throughout the year in the Derbyshire Dales - including well dressings, festivals, farmers' markets and our fabulous visitor attractions.

Events in the Dales

Visiting the Dales

More about accommodation, attractions, towns & villages and outdoor activities in the Dales

Rover Pass

If you're visiting the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, you can buy online a three-day or seven-day Rover pass entitling you to unlimited use of our car parks across the district.

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What happens to the food waste you recycle?

VIDEO | Every week our bin teams collect food waste from homes across the Derbyshire Dales. But what actually happens to the waste you put in your kerbside caddies?

In this video we follow the process from food waste being dropped off at Vital Earth in Ashbourne, where it is heated up in vessels using natural microbes. It's then tipped into piles and left to mature for a further 6-8 weeks, developing friendly bacteria.

Watch the video below to see how the process ends. And if you have any food waste questions, check our useful FAQs.

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