We value your opinion and would like to invite you to attend the BAG AGM at 7pm on the 9th June 2016 at The Parlour, The Methodist Church Hall. Nottingham Road, Borrowash.

All are welcome.

The agenda will consist of a short presentation, financial report and election of committee members. We have no political bias or representation of any party. Our main commitment is to preserve the Green Belt and its environment in and around Ockbrook and Borrowash.

We need more members so please come along and help. If you have any queries or require further information please email us at borrowashaction@gmail.com


The BAG Committee


19th November 2015
Campaign Update!

A unanimous refusal! Over 40 villagers and BAG members heard the planning committee deliver its verdict of a unanimous refusal to the plans to build on land behind Derby Road / Victoria Avenue. The planning committee were universally adamant about protecting the delicate piece of green belt land from developers. This a fantastic outcome and reflects the strong feelings and opposition to this from the majority of villagers. We understand that the developers have a period of 6 months in which they can appeal against the decision and BAG will continue to monitor the situation and keep residents informed of any further news or communications. A leaflet informing the village of today's outcome will be circulated over the coming weeks. Thank you.


3rd November 2015
Campaign Update!

It has now been confirmed that the planning committee is scheduled for 18/11/15 at Long Eaton Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton NG10 1HU. The meeting is set to start at 5.30 PM. We are trying to persuade as many people as possible to attend so as to demonstrate to the committee how we as a community feel about this proposal. If you are able to attend, why not take a poster or a banner to show how strongly we are against this.

Site visit: BAG understand that the planning committee are proposing to visit the land behind Derby Road / Victoria Avenue on the afternoon of the 18/11/15. We are not sure about timings yet, but hope to update this page and the website once this has been confirmed. We are proposing to erect a number of signs along part of the route along Derby Road/Victoria Avenue/Nottingham Road so as to demonstrate feelings in the village about the proposals. If you live in this vicinity and are happy to have a sign please reply via Facebook. We are looking at putting up signage week commencing 16/11/15. BAG will be campaigning at the field gate on the A6005 opposite St Hughes Catholic Church on Derby Road during the afternoon - please show your support and join us.


15th October 2015
Campaign Update!

BAG met with the Erewash Planning Officer Graham Wraight yesterday (Weds 14 Oct) to present the petition, additional letters and to makes representation on behalf of the community who are objecting to this proposal.

543 signatures were collected, 480 via the community stalls, Borrowash Post Office, Deb N Hair and Borrowash Hardware; 63 signatures were obtained via the electronic petition. Our initial thoughts is that the community has submitted a greater number of objections letters this time as opposed to the initial proposal in 2014.

Graham Wraight (Erewash) indicated that he believed the most likely date for the application to come before the planning committee would be Weds 18 Nov, 5.30 PM at Long Eaton Town Hall.

BAG would like to express it sincere thanks to all of the community who have supported the campaign thus far and object to this proposal. We recognised there is still a lot of work to do and hope to rely on your support in the future. Further updates etc. will be posted via this page and Facebook.


27nd September 2015
Campaign Update!

21 September 2015. The developers have resubmitted their proposal to develop the land west of Victoria Avenue and north of Derby Road, Borrowash. Full details of the proposal can be viewed at www.erewash.gov 'view planning applications' link ref: ERE/0815/0058. BAG will fight this proposal with support from the local community. Further updates will be posted on this webpage.

Can you also add that their is now a Facebook page - Borrowash Action Group.


  • Signing a petition sheets which are in most shops or request petitions sheets and start collecting signatures - click here to download petition (Please Note: Please return petitions by Friday 14th October 2015 deadline, the return address is on the bottom of the petition).

  • Sign the online petition displayed on the left hand side menu or by clicking here.

  • Placing a window poster in your window - click here to download poster.

    Write letter of objection to Erewash Borough Council. Application Ref: ERE/0815/0058.
         Mr Graham Wraight
         Planning Department
         Erewash Borough Council
         Town Hall, Derby Road
         Long Eaton
         Derbyshire, NG10 1HU

  • Send an objection email to Erewash Borough Council. Application Ref: ERE/0815/0058 planning@erewash.gov.uk.

  • Volunteer to help with leaflet deliveries etc.

  • Email us (see our contact us page) with your support and suggestions.

  • You can download details of the application by visiting the Erewash Borough Council website and entering application ERE/0815/0058

  • Please tell all your neighbours and friends about us and ask them to sign either our online or paper petitions.

  • Spread the word to all your face book and twitter friends.

To help you compile a letter of objection we have a outline document you can download by clicking here also there is an additional download of key points to highlight in you letter by clicking here.

We only have a small window of opportunity to highlight our concerns about the development.


Many thanks

BAG Campaign Team


If you have any queries or require further information, please

contact us on the ‘Contact Us’ page