Campaigners and councils want Elvaston Castle plans dropped in wake of lockdown

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Campaign groups and councils are calling for multi-million-pound Elvaston Castle and Country Park revamp plans to be dropped in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Derbyshire County Council has fleshed out a masterplan to revamp the 300-acre estate and historic buildings in a bid to turn it into a money-making tourist attraction.

However, there is significant opposition to the plans, which would cost £35 million for the first phase. A cost for the rest of the scheme has not been revealed.

In December 2018, a public petition opposing the plans gathered more than 10,500 signatures.

Petitioners sought to see proposals for a new entrance road, car park and the moving of the showground scrapped to

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