We are pleased that we are able to launch a refreshed version of our web site. We hope that you will find this site intuitive, and if you visited our previous site easier to navigate. We are still in the process of populating material, and indeed learning how to use the new web package so [...]
The Trust was successful in achieving outline planning permission for the whole of the canal line in August last year after a grueling and intensive four year process requiring substantial investment of time and professional fees and surveys. But the cost was worth it to secure the line that the canal would take. With this [...]
News that Derbyshire County Council have voted to appoint a canals officer for the County was welcomed by The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. Chris Madge, Director of the Trust and Chairman of the Members Society said “Derbyshire County Council have provided support for the Chesterfield and Cromford canals for many years and it looks [...]
The Trust has made a submission for inclusion in Derbyshire County Council's Infrastructure Plan. Submission Document
Now we have outline planning permission for the whole canal we need people with expertise/experience in civil engineering, drawing up and letting of contracts, fund raising, surveying, costing, computing such as spreadsheets etc. So, if you have some, or all of these skills or other relevant capabilities please contact Chris Madge.
In a spirited discussion at South Derbyshire District Council last night we finally received the final piece of the outline planning jigsaw. Our application was eventually approved with only one vote against. The discussion was generated due to the possible options for the first 400 metres and will need to be carefully dealt with to [...]
Erewash Borough Council unanimously passed the outline Planning permission application. HOORAY! All we need now is South Derbyshire to say yes. (planned council meeting on the 23rd of August).
At the planning meeting held by Derby City Council from 6pm on 7th July 2011 the Outline Planning Application was approved in an unanimous decision. Committee Chairman Robin Wood said the application was the best thing the committee had considered for a long, long time. Derby City have taken the lead role in coordinating the [...]
The Trust has submitted the revised Environmental Impact Study to the councils, and the OPP will be put before the Derby City Council on the 10th of February, 2011.
Thanks to all those who went to the trouble of registering their views on the various websites, there were only 5 or so objections (99% on technical grounds) and to date there is only one outstanding, the Trust having satisfied the rest. We are confident that the last objection will be overcome shortly and that [...]