North East Derbyshire District Council’s tax hike of 1.75 percent places an unnecessary burden on residents, and if Conservatives were in power there would be a council tax freeze, the Leader of the Opposition has said.
Lee Rowley, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, has criticised out-of-date local planning policies that are “coming back to bite us” as more unplanned housebuilding is permitted in the face of opposition from local residents
Local Conservatives have written to the North East Derbyshire Labour Party to ask them to clarify their position on a wide range of issues following their invitation for the controversial Derby North Labour MP, Chris Williamson, to visit Clay Cross in the constituency.
Opposition Conservative Councillors have called on the Labour-run North East Derbyshire District Council to take urgent planning measures to stop developments being approved within Local Settlement Gaps - the important buffer land between rural communities.
North East Derbyshire District Council has been forced to debate a petition signed by over 4000 Dronfield residents opposing plans for hundreds of new houses on the green belt around the town, following a motion put forward by Opposition Conservative Councillors.
Local Dronfield Councillor, Alex Dale writes for conservativehome.com (published 30/07/18) on why fracking decisions must not be taken out of local hands and why the Government should scrap its latest proposals and reaffirm its commitment to localism: