Helping local people STAY local

Helping local people to STAY local continues to be the top priority identified by you, the people of the Derbyshire Dales.

That's why we've funded affordable housing schemes to the tune of £616,000 in the past year and attracted additional funding to make new developments happen.

New tenant at Poppyfields Close, Ali-May Sansford, with daughters Beth 14 and Maya 7Two projects due for completion this autumn are in Darley Dale, with 15 affordable homes on the former primary school site in Greenaway Lane, and 34 more at Poppyfields Close off Bakewell Road - named to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

There's much to look forward to elsewhere in the Dales. At Longford, we've worked with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Coke Almshouse Charity to unveil early in the new year three new homes.

Around the same time, Youlgrave will get eight new affordable homes thanks to your District Council and the HCA.

As with other developments - particularly in rural areas - the project in Youlgrave is a direct response to a District Council survey that revealed homes were needed by local people who would not otherwise be able to afford to live in their home village.

Proud tenants at Coopers Gardens, Raleigh and Lynne Lane with neighbour George Thacker (right)Also early in the new year, look out for three new affordable homes in Stoney Middleton. Looking further ahead, planning permission has been granted for five new affordable homes in Bonsall and six in Birchover.

We've also provided £14,000 towards Ashbourne Old Trust's recently completed affordable bungalows at Coopers Gardens in Ashbourne.

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