LCRA Flood Defence Plans Concerns

The residents association have met and raised a number of concerns regarding the proposed plans.  If you’re interested in discussing these, and other concerns, there will be a residents gathering at the City Rd/Chester Green Rd corner of the Green this Saturday (28th March) at 10.00am to highlight concerns about the flood defence planning application.

The document voicing these concerns can be read by clicking the link below:
LCRA Flood Defence Concerns Poster

St. Paul’s Church Easter Newsletter

St.Paul’s News April 2015

The St. Paul’s Church newsletter for April can be found at the link below:
St. Paul’s News April 2015

This Sunday it is Soul Breakfast at 10am, brought forward as it is Easter the following weekend.  If you’ve never been to St. Paul’s (or church for that matter) before, the relaxed and friendly Soul Breakfast (held in the Church Hall) is a great place to come and see what goes on.  There’s a children’s craft table, and breakfast and tea/coffee/refreshments provided!

All are most welcome to our Easter events:

Good Friday 12noon – an Hour by the Cross – a contemplative service for Good Friday where we gather for an hour in the Prayer Chapel to reflect on the Cross of Christ.

Easter Sunday 10am – Easter Service with Communion

On the Saturday before Easter, 4th April, we celebrate the wedding of Amy Ankers and Joe Malik at St.Paul’s. We have also been reading the banns of James McGloin and Helen Lake who live in Chester Green and are getting married on 18th April in Gloucestershire. Our very best wishes go to both these couples.

Flood Defenses – More Details

Having attended the one of the public consultation events regarding the new flood defense proposals, I can state that changes are afoot in Chester Green.  An impressive amount of work has gone into these defences and comments are currently open on the planning application site for around another week (see neighbour comment link at the bottom of this page)

I’ve looked through the documents and although parking, tennis courts and the bowling green all move around, they have all been retained, and Little Chester gets more of a walled city feel, due to the new defences.  Well, it works for York…..;-)

Useful documents are linked below:

Good overviews and pictures can be found in the Design and Access docs:

More detailed drawings can also be found, which are useful for looking at where tennis courts etc. are moved to:

Also, there are some great details of the local archeology:

Have a look and let us, and the council, know what you think!

Flood Defence Plans and Public Info Sessions

The document containing much of the detail regarding the defences in Chester Green can be found here.

As many of you will be aware, a major redevelopment of the flood defences along the River Derwent have been in the pipeline for a number of years.  The plans are now in (all 268 documents!) which, if you fancy it, can be found here.  The Our City Our River team have been able to confirm arrangements for the following public planning application information sessions where members of the public can attend to view the plans and ask any questions regarding the planning application.  These are to held as follows:

· Saturday 14th March 2015 – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard – 1:00pm- 5:30pm
· Monday 16th March 2015 – Rm11 Council House, Corporation St., – 12:30pm- 5:30pm
· Tuesday 17th March 2015 – Haslams, Derby Rugby Club –- 2:00pm- 6:30pm
· Wednesday 18th March 2015 – Chester Green Methodist Church Hall, Mansfield St., – 2:00pm – 6:30pm
· Friday 20th March 2015 – Elvaston Village Hall –2:00pm – 6:30pm

The site notices for the planning application will also be posted in a range of locations along the scheme corridor later this week and the planning application ‘neighbour’ letters are in the latter stages of being prepared for posting; hopefully commencing later today or tomorrow.