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Planning is important to us and we work to bring to the attention of those in authority the issues which affect our community.

These include:
  • Inappropriate shop fronts, especially in the Conservation Areas of Dronfield

  • Derelict buildings which affect the aesthetics of our town

  • Planning applications for land which could provide better public facilities

  • New building developments which compromise public safety and increase the number of heavy goods vehicles within the town

Timber Ramp Footbridge - UPDATE

Dronfield’s timber ramp footbridge has been deteriorating for many years and is currently monitored on a monthly basis by Derbyshire County Council.

The ramp, which Historic England has not included in the Lea Road Bridge listing, dates from 1870.
It has been extensively repaired since 1922 and little of the original polygonal arch structure remains.

Original Tomber Ramp Footbridge Dronfield

High maintenance costs mean that the County Council require it to be replaced. The most cost effective solution is a steel structure celebrating the original historic design.

A planning application will soon be made and if approved, the replacement will be complete by 2018.

Local Plan

Dronfield Civic Society recently submitted an amended response to proposals outlined in the draft Local Plan for North East Derbyshire which will influence where people will live and work over the next 20 years.

Read our comments here
Local Plan Final Response PDF download
DCS is taking the lead and needs your help to compile a local list of valued heritage assets.

Read more by downloading the PDF below.
Good Practice Guide for Local Heritage Listing

Read our latest update about how you can get involved with Local Listing.
Local Listing PDF File

The Alma and Holmley Bank Various images
Images credits to the DHT Archive Alma 1 DHT-000050, Alma 2 DHT-000240, Alma 4 DHT Image from 1972 no ref, Alma 7 DHT-000775, 1919 25” map from local archives.
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