We fight loss of open space in Bolsover

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We deal with almost 1000 cases a year assisting communities, groups and individuals in protecting their local spaces and paths in all parts of England and Wales. Can you help us by joining as a member?

We have joined the campaign against a development on land north of Clowne, at Bolsover in Derbyshire.

The society has objected to an outline planning application from Waystone Ltd for mixed-use development, including employment land, 1,800 residential dwellings, a retirement village, hotel and much more.

We have backed CPRE Derbyshire and others in opposing the plans. We argue that the development will destroy land which is enjoyed as public open space.

We are deeply concerned at the loss of land which is much used by the public for informal recreation and for quiet relaxation. This land is treasured by local people and should be protected.

Says Natalie Hoy, a resident of Clowne: ‘The proposal constitutes 24 hectares of unnecessary industrial development on green belt land and 1,800 houses on greenfield agricultural land.

Both of these are departures from the adopted local plan, removing open green space from the community.’

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