Welcome to the website of Elvaston Castle Action Group.
Elvaston Castle Country Park (ECCP) is an asset to the local community and beyond. We believe it should stay that way. It has been enjoyed by and given pleasure to young and old alike over many years. It is a haven for wildlife and provides a local “green lung” for people to enjoy the pleasures it has to offer. During the Covid lockdown we have come to realise how invaluable the provision of open space is for attaining and maintaining physical and mental health. We must ensure that we retain and build on the benefits of this for future generations.
Elvaston Castle Action Group (ECAG) was formed in response to Derbyshire County Council’s plan to develop ECCP in a way that is potentially detrimental to the environment and may restrict the ongoing public enjoyment of all that ECCP has to offer.
Whilst ECAG does of course recognise that ECCP badly needs transformation and investment, we strongly challenge the Council’s view that a new access road, relocation of the car park and the provision of enabling development is a pre-requisite to ensuring the future viability of the site. Elvaston Parish Council has set forth its position in the Scoping Response it was invited to submit, and our own plan illustrates how this much loved public amenity can be developed sympathetically and economically.
Elvaston Castle should remain as a country park. It must not be allowed to be transformed into a car park. Our goal is to ensure that this does not happen through public lack of awareness. We need to Raise funding to obtain legal advice and raise formal objections prepared by specialists in environmental and planning law. we need your support – if you wish to help, Please Donate whatever you are able by following the link below. All contributions will be gratefully received