Elvaston Castle and Country Park is a wonderful and much loved landscape, owned and managed by Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council has been looking for a sustainable way forward for Elvaston Castle and Estate for some years and is currently working in partnership with the National Trust to secure its future. We are working together with visitors and other stakeholders to develop a ‘Vision and Plan’ which will encourage a sustainable future and guide the management of Elvaston Castle and Country Park over the next ten years. The plan will cover the buildings, garden & grounds which Derbyshire County Council saved from almost certain destruction from gravel extraction by buying it in 1969 and then created one of the first Country Parks in England.
Consultation to start on draft Vision and Plan for the Future of Elvaston Castle and Estate
Following the ‘ideas gathering’ workshops in Autumn 2013, a draft 10 year ‘Vision and Plan’ for the future of Elvaston Castle and Estate was considered and approved by the Cabinet of Derbyshire County Council on 21st January 2014.
The draft Vision and Plan is now available to view on this website as part of a period of public consultation that will end on Friday 14th March 2014.
We are really keen to hear your views on the draft Vision and Plan. These will be considered before the Vision and Plan is amended as necessary, and then finalised in Spring 2014.
To view the document on the website, simply go to Documents within the page headed Engagement and Consultation.
There are also other ways you can find out more about the plans for the future of the Elvaston Estate, and share your views and comments
- Come along to a workshop on Saturday 1st February 2014, 10.30am-1pm, at Spondon Village Hall, 44 Sitwell Street, Spondon, DE21 7FG
- Pop in to a ‘drop-in’ session on Saturday 15th February 2014, any time between 10.30am and 3pm in the Gothic Hall, Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, Derby, DE72 3EP to find out more about the proposals and meet some of the project team
The workshop is free to attend but places need to be booked in advance by contacting Julie Rodgers on 07789 032020 or email@example.com. You do not need to book a place for the ‘drop in’ session.
If you can’t make the workshop or drop-in session listed above, you can still share your views on the draft Vision and Plan by completing an on-line questionnaire at Engagement and Consultation which will be available from 22nd January 2013.
If you would like a hard copy of the Vision document, then please contact Julie Rodgers on the details above
Please note, the consultation process closes for comments on Friday 14th March 2014.