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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

The timing of the work for the replacement of the timber ramp  has been delayed for a number of reasons.  Work will now start in January with completion by April 2019.

Strata Geotechnics have recently 
completed their ground investigation work under the ramp.

The ramp was scheduled to be replaced through the summer, causing less disruption for students at Henry Fanshawe School.
This now means that apart from February half term and Easter, the students will be in school.
They will be encouraged, through the use of additional signage, to use the crossing further along Chesterfield Road rather than the station footbridge over the line.

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, has written an article for the latest issue of the 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

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