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Constraints to Planning and Development

When we consider any planning application, we have to think about any land restrictions that may affect our decision.  These are called 'Planning Constraints':


  • Flooding - to find out if your area is at risk of flooding, please type your postcode into the Environment Agency's Flood Risk Webpage.

  • Contaminated Land - advice about this is available from the Environment Agency website.

  • Conservation Areas and

  • Tree Preservation Orders

  • Coal Mining - North East Derbyshire is an area of historic mining activity.  For certain categories of development a Coal mining risk assessment will be required to support your planning application.  To find out more take a look at the Coal Authority's Website.


All of the above could all affect a planning application and so could be a planning constraint.


If you are concerned that your application could be affected by a Planning Constraint, either any of those listed above, or something completely different, please get some advice from our Planning Officers before submitting your application.


See Pre-Application Advice


It is possible to view certain Constraints to Planning via The Derbyshire Mapping Portal

Contact Details

  • Development Management
  • 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG
  • Location District Council Offices
  • Telephone 01246 217159