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Meeting, proposed major development, Station Road, Buxton. Vacant Buxton Mineral Water bottling plant

View the planning application here

The Planning Team would like to invite members to a meeting on 9th February at 19.30 to hear their views on the proposed development of the old Buxton Mineral Water bottling plant adjacent to the railway station in Buxton. These documents are also available for download from the Planning page of this website.

The proposal is described as – “Proposed construction of a supermarket and a mixed use building including a hotel, restaurant, shops and cafes along with associated car parking, service arrangements and access improvements.”

The Planning Team would like to hear your views on the proposals before they consider the merits of the application.

The application number is HPK/2014/0560 there is a link to the application on the left hand side of the Planning page on this website.

The meeting to discuss the application will be held shortly after the event to say thank you to Paul Dinsdale for all his years of service to BCA, who as you know retired as Chair at the end of 2014.

If any member is unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment on the proposals, please use the contact form on this website or email the planning team at

Members are of course able to make their opinions on the proposed development known to the Planning Department of the council directly in the usual way which is explained on the Planning Page on the website.

Great Garden Bird Watch 2015

We are taking part in the RSPB Great Garden Bird Survey again this year. Its very simple to do. If you come up to the visitors centre or are going for a walk through the woods either down load the form and print it out or collect one from the visitor centre and record the birds you see. If you hand the form in to our reception desk we will collate the results and send them off to the RSPB. There are some bird identification charts in the Cafe. And of course you can always enjoy a hot drink and some cake in the cafe afterwards.

Recording Form for the RSPB Great Garden Bird Watch 2015

Woods, Snow and Poetry

Whenever there is snow on the ground and I am walking in the woods, usually Grinlow or Corbar, this poem always comes to mind. Perhaps Robert Frost's best known work, the poem is based on Frost's own experience in returning home from a market during a long and cold New England winter. Frost had had a less than successful day and had come home empty handed. There is a wistful feel to the poem, a desire to linger and delay the trip home perhaps? However his horse shakes him from his thoughts and aware of his responsibilities he sets of to finish his journey.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost.