Plans submitted for exciting development of Ashbourne Methodist Church

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The development of Ashbourne Methodist Church into a multi-purpose community hub forms an important part of the Ashbourne Reborn programme.

The application for full planning permission and listed building consent for the Link Community Hub has been submitted to the District Council - a key programme milestone.

The application - in two parts - including location plans and various reports, can be viewed now on the Derbyshire Dales District Council's website.

It proposes construction of extensions, internal and external alterations to the existing church, associated buildings and Chapel House, including the creation of a community garden with ramped access.

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At the start of this year central government approved a Levelling Up Fund (LUF) bid designed to transform Ashbourne town centre. LUF is contributing £13.4m and the total programme will cost £15.2m.

In addition to the Methodist Church hub development, Ashbourne Reborn aims to reduce the dominance of traffic in the town by redesigning carriageways and increasing the space and quality of pedestrian routes and areas surrounding them.

Station Road, Church Street, St John Street West/East, Buxton Road and Dig Street are all proposed for highways improvements. In addition, Shrovetide Walk (brought forward by AshCom) and three distinct squares - the Market Place, Millennium Square and Victoria Square - will see improvements.

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