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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

A planning application has now been submitted to NEDDC for the demolition of Dronfield's timber ramp footbridge and its concrete foundations.

A new construction of reinforced concrete foundations and a structural steel ramp will replace the existing footbridge which is deemed to be beyond the state of reasonable economic repair.

Original Tomber Ramp Footbridge Dronfield

Timber Ramp Footbridge Dronfield Collage

You can view the application which provides an extensive heritage impact assessment on the NEDDC website.

The planning reference number is 17/00618/LB. 

Judith Vernier, former Secretary of DCS, will be writing a piece for the next Miscellany about this quirky feature of the townscape which has changed very little in appearance since its construction in the 1870s.

Here is the link to the very interesting Heritage Impact Assessment:

PDF file download linkHeritage Impact Assessment

The Alma and Holmley Bank photo archive

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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