Local Councils revealed to have no plans to increase electric vehicle charging points

Local Councils revealed to have no plans to increase electric vehicle charging points

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A Liberal Democrat District Councillor has claimed local councils have been “hamstrung by Conservative Government cuts” and warned “urgent action” is needed to tackle rising transport emissions. Of the 301 local councils that responded to the Liberal Democrats freedom of information request, 107 do not have a plan to increase the number of charging points. 122 local councils confirmed they have a formal plan, but only an additional 62 have taken steps to increase the number of EV charging points. North East Derbyshire District Council and Bolsover District Council have zero electric vehicle charging points and no plans to introduce them. Chesterfield Borough Council only had two charging points in the town.Ahead of the local elections in May, the Liberal Democrats at their Spring Conference in York [March 16th] called for…
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Second Labour Council condemned for ‘pathetic’ local plan consultation

Second Labour Council condemned for ‘pathetic’ local plan consultation

Business, Community, Consultation, Economics, Education, Environment, Housing, Traffic
Research by the Liberal Democrats reveal that less than 1% of the North East Derbyshire District responded to the consultation on the local plan, which the authority has recently submitted to the planning inspectorate for approval at the inquiry in November.1034 individuals and organisations submitted 2263 representations, 57% (1034) were objections to the Labour authorities local plan with only 14% (298) expressing support for Labour's local plan. 43% of the respondents were submitted by Dronfield Residents.During the consultation, North East Derbyshire District Council held events around the District, the Freedom of Information request shows that only 231 out of over 100,000 population attended those events across North East Derbyshire. Lib Dem Spokesperson for North East Derbyshire and Bolsover, Ross Shipman said: "This is the second local Labour Council to have clearly…
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Labour-run Bolsover District Council attacked for ‘useless’ local plan consultation

Labour-run Bolsover District Council attacked for ‘useless’ local plan consultation

Housing, Traffic
Research by the Liberal Democrats reveals that less than 1% of the Bolsover District responded to the consultation on the local plan, which the authority has recently submitted to the planning inspectorate for approval.626 organisations and individuals submitted 907 representations, a whopping 78.5% were objections to the Labour authorities local plan. A staggering 90% of the respondents were submitted by Clowne Residents.During the consultation, Bolsover District Council held events around the District, the Freedom of Information request shows that only 77 out of 77,000 attended those events - 7 of those were Councillors - which the Lib Dems say 'shows just how useless the Consultation was.' Lib Dem Spokesperson for Bolsover, Ross Shipman said: "How Bolsover District Council can say this is a consultation is beyond me and an insult to the…
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New Roundabout for A61

New Roundabout for A61

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Derbyshire County Council is proposing to build a new roundabout junction on the A61 - at the current junction with Nottingham Drive to create a new spine road into the Avenue development. DCC is holding three public exhibitions to allow residents and businesses to view the proposals and make comment in advance of DCC making a planning application in the New Year. The three exhibitions will be held at: Hunloke Park Primary School - Saturday 18 November 10:00 - 16:00 Wingerworth Church Centre - Friday 24 November 14:00 - 20:00 Tupton Primary School - Saturday 25 November 10:00 - 16:00 If you can't attend any of these events you can still comment on the proposal by contacting Gary Thompson at DCC gary.thompson@derbyshire.gov.uk
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Liberal Democrats launch 20 mph Speed Zone campaign

Liberal Democrats launch 20 mph Speed Zone campaign

Community, Consultation, Traffic, Transport
Local Liberal Democrats in Clay Cross, Tupton, Grassmoor, Wingerworth and Holmgate have launched their campaign to introduce 20 mph speed limit zones in the centre of their towns and villages to reduce speeding. Speaking about the campaign, Cllr David Hancock said: "This is one of the biggest issues local people have raised with us during the County Council elections; so we thought we would start our campaign to drum up as much support as possible before we approach Derbyshire County Council for some assistance in making this a reality." Lib Dem Campaigner, Sam Jones added: "I live in Clay Cross and we have major problems with people speeding along roads such as Thanet Street and High Street; both of these areas have children crossing them on their way to school…
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Our vital infrastructure should not be flogged off to China – Lib Dems

Our vital infrastructure should not be flogged off to China – Lib Dems

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Today the government announced the shortlist of bidders for the HS2 franchise, amongst them was a joint venture with Chinese company Guangshen Railway company and MTR. Commenting on the news Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: “Our vital infrastructure should not just be flogged off to the highest bidder. “This means that operations could be run from as far away as China. In terms of national security, jobs and economic benefit, this is a kick in the teeth for British industry. “First nuclear and now our railways should not be sold off in a desperate ploy for a post-Brexit trade deal with China.” Lib Dem Campaigner, Sam Jones said:  "We should be focusing on having these services ran from inside the UK." "This Conservative government are only interested in focusing…
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