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(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
Tributes have been paid to a former Derbyshire County Council leader who was known for his passion for the environment.
Sir Martin Doughty died on Wednesday, aged 59, at his home in the north of the county, after a long battle with cancer.
He was described by environmentalists as a "visionary individual" who campaigned for access to the countryside and championed conservation issues.
In 2006 he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Derby for his environmental work.
He was first elected to the county council in 1981 and also spent nine years as the chairman of the Peak District National …