Jun 192024

In late November 2023, following heavy rainfall, a seven-meter section of the Brough retaining wall collapsed. The retaining wall supports the B6049 Stretfield Road through Brough village which runs alongside the Bradwell Brook; Stretfield Road is the main route between the A6187 Hope Road (and the A623 in the south). On Monday 17 June 2024 a major 12-week project began to rebuild the retaining wall; this includes closure of the B6049 Stretfield Road. Derbyshire County Council (DCC) recognises the B6049 closure will impact many residents (including impacting bus services). There is a live DCC webpage www.derbyshire.gov.uk/broughretainingwall with details and updates on all Brough works – including shuttle bus arrangements and links to altered bus timetables.

The Parish Council notes the B6049 closure, along with other Summer road closures in and around the Hope Valley, are likely to impact Hathersage businesses and have flagged concerns with DCC.

 June 19, 2024
Jun 182024

A new way for people to report potential breaches of planning controls is being introduced by the Peak District National Park Authority. The new online enquiry form is at https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning/planning-enforcement/online-enquiry-form and makes it easier and quicker for people to provide relevant information and for Authority Officers to carry out an effective investigation. The form includes an interactive map which can show the precise location of the property in question and photographs can also be uploaded. For urgent enquiries and those unable to use the online form, call 01629 816200. Breaches of planning control occur when someone carries out development, such as building works or a change of use, without first obtaining planning permission. In cases of extreme urgency – such as demolition of a listed building or the felling of trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order – Officers can be informed immediately by telephone so they can act more promptly. An online form will still need to be completed and submitted.

 June 18, 2024
Jan 172024

River Derwent Stepping Stones_partial footpath closure to 30 July 2024

River Derwent Stepping Stones – continued footpath closure (order attached) from 31 January to 30 July 2024 – parts of Public Footpath No. 24 and Public Footpath No. 8 where the paths cross the River Derwent at the stepping stones – public safety measure as stepping stones are damaged/unsafe. Derbyshire County Council will update on planned works to make the steps safe.

 January 17, 2024