We had another builder visit last week to give us a quote - they were very thorough & have gone away to put something down on paper.
Then we had our visit from a local District Councillor, who had asked to come & have a look around, and see what we were proposing. This was a very positive meeting, and the Councillor has now gone away to talk to the Planning Department.
Then we got a reply from BDC Planning - in response to my request for guidance. Rather than welcoming a new development in Bolsover, it gave all the negatives. 'DON'T DO THIS' - 'DON'T DO THAT' - 'IT WILL BE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE WE CAN GIVE YOU A VIEW' - 'DO NOT CARRY OUT THE WORKS YOU REFER TO UNTIL PLANNING PERMISSION HAS BEEN GIVEN' etc. etc.
The beginning of the week saw the quotation from one of the builders arrive
So, it is clear that we are going to be 'held to ransom' by the District Council. Therefore, I have made the decision to stop all work connected with the project, until/or if we hear from them.
But, the Blog will go on - watch this space!!