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Peter Dobbs

Educated in Bristol and Cambridge, I am a retired chemistry teacher who moved to the area from the South West over 12 years ago to help look after our grandchildren with my wife Midge. I am a member of St Oswald's church where I am part of a team that helps with the upkeep of the church and churchyard. I am involved with Ashbourne 50+ Forum and can often be found behind a lighting or sound desk supporting arts events in the area, particularly the Alstonefield Concert series.

I feel that Ashbourne has not been allowed to develop in a way that is sympathetic to its history with the centre hollowed out as modern developments enlarge the town's footprint on the surrounding countryside. The lack of a coherent plan seems to have resulted in a town struggling with increasing traffic and air pollution and with little sense of where it is heading. I would like to see the emerging Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan give the town the legislative framework required to shape development to the needs of Ashbourne and not those of the developers. I would also like to see developers encouraged to contribute to projects that will enhance the sense of community, for example the conversion of an existing building into an Arts Centre.

If elected I will listen carefully to the concerns of residents and speak up for them at Council. I will also endeavour to keep residents informed about decisions taken that are likely to affect their environment.

Peter Dobbs (Peter Dobbs)