A PUBLIC exhibition and meeting will be held in Doveridge next week to give villagers another chance to have their say on plans which could see 50 new homes built.
According to Derbyshire Dales District Council 4,400 new homes will be built in the area by the year 2028.
That is the target number for new homes needed in the Dales to meet future housing demands and the forthcoming Derbyshire Dales Local Plan projects 50 new homes in Doveridge.
The district council has now opened a six-week consultation on where the developments should happen and has organised a series of public exhibitions and public meetings to enable residents to discuss issues with planning officers and make their comments known.
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, said: “Finding sites to meet the long term housing needs of the Derbyshire Dales is always an incredibly sensitive issue, especially where there is a strong sense of community.
“The district council has already listened to the views of local communities and will be listening again during this consultation on housing options.
“We really do welcome feedback and encourage local people to make a point of visiting our exhibitions.
To make it even easier to comment, we’ve also set up online forms.
“The preparation of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan is a democratic process and the views of residents will be taken into account.
“The bottom line is that 4,400 new homes must be built by 2028 to meet the future housing needs of the Derbyshire Dales.
“The district council’s task is to balance the need to maintain the quality and character of the area with the housing needs of our children and grandchildren.” As part of this public consultation views are also being sought on revised settlement framework boundaries, including those boundaries in the Doveridge, Sudbury and Marston Montgomery wards.
The housing options and settlement framework boundary exhibition and meeting take place at the same time in Doveridge on Thursday, June 28, at Doveridge Village Hall, with the exhibition between 2pm-6pm and the public meeting from 7pm-9pm.
Meanwhile public exhibitions on the revised settlement framework boundaries only are planned for Marston Montgomery Village Hall and Sudbury Parish Rooms on Tuesday, July 10 from 2pm-6pm.