Below is a press release regarding a survey from Derbyshire Dales District Council asking local residents for their views on charging owners of long term empty properties up to four times the amount of Council Tax as regular homes owners.
Derbyshire Dales District Council will begin the annual canvass of households on 1 August and are currently looking to recruit additional canvassers to cover as much of the area as possible. They hope to hold a couple of “drop-in” sessions (in north and south of District + Matlock) where anyone who is interested can come along to find out exactly what the role entails. That would be followed by a more formal recruitment process.
The attached notice explains the type of person they are looking for and invites those interested to contact them so that they can arrange the informal meetings.
The Examiner has now passed our Neighbourhood Plan with agreed modifications. The Plan will now go forward to Referendum when the DDDC have completed the amendments. At Referendum the whole village will be invited to vote. We need at least 50% of those who vote to agree to adopt the Plan and it then becomes a statutory document intended to map the future of the village until 2033.
It has taken the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group over two years’ work to get to this stage and also involved the whole village in Questionnaires, Housing Needs Surveys etc. We will be at the forefront of towns and villages in DDDC to have an adopted Plan.
The Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan was passed unanimously at the Derbyshire Dales District Council meeting on Thursday 25th January 2018.
The Plan will now formally go to the Examiner, Mr Matheson, with the Council’s recommendations. After Examination Mr Matheson will suggest any modifications he recommends being made and the Plan will be amended accordingly. The Examiner has already sent some interim enquiries to the Neighbourhood Plan Group and their responses are now with Mr Matheson.
After any modifications judged to be necessary have been made to the Plan, DDDC will then take it to Referendum in Doveridge. People will be invited to vote whether or not to adopt the Plan. If successful the Neighbourhood Plan will set out clearly the direction for the Parish until 2033.
The Parish Council has received the following correspondence from Mike Hase, Planning Policy Manager at Derbyshire Dales District Council:
“I am writing to inform you that the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan was formally adopted by Derbyshire Dales District Council on the 7th December 2017.
All of the relevant documents including the Local Plan, adoption statements, sustainability appraisal report and the Inspector’s Report are available at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/localplan Further details are set out in the Adoption Statement.
Following an independent examination of the Local Plan in May 2017, the Inspector’s Report was published on 13 November 2017 and concluded that the Local Plan is sound and legally compliant subject to the inclusion of the Inspector’s main modifications as appended to his Report. These modifications were duly made prior to adoption of the Local Plan.
As you may well be aware the adoption of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan concludes the statutory preparation process. However, the District Council will continue to monitor the implementation of the Local Plan before embarking on a review of the Local Plan in the future.
The District Council would like to maintain your details on its Local Plan consultation database to enable it to consult you in the future on the Local Plan and other planning related documents. If you would like to be removed from the Local Plan consultation database please contact us. If you would like to remain on the consultation database but would prefer to receive information by email please contact us by emailing; firstname.lastname@example.org.”