Local Plan 2011-2033 Consultation Now! Open or Close
The Council is making progress with the preparation of the new Local Plan and has now published the “North East Derbyshire Local Plan: Consultation Draft” for public consultation between 24th February and 7th April 2017.
The Consultation Draft sets out the proposed strategy for growth and development across North East Derbyshire to 2033, together with land use allocations and key policies that will be used to decide on planning applications. Once adopted, it will become part of the development plan for North East Derbyshire and will replace the ‘saved’ policies of the 2005 Adopted North East Derbyshire District Local Plan.
This is your opportunity to have your say. Please provide comments through our online system and ensure they are submitted to us by Friday 7th April 2017 at 5pm. A downloadable version is available below.
The Local Plan is underpinned by a number of key studies, such as the Land Availability Assessment and Green Belt Review, which form the evidence base and can be viewed online.
We are also holding a series of consultation drop-in sessions across the district during March where Council officers will be on hand to discuss the content of the Consultation Draft and listen to people’s ideas or concerns. The dates, times and venues of these sessions are set out below:
In response to questions raised from Dronfield residents, the Council has prepared the following leaflet Dronfield frequently asked questions
Staffed Drop-in Sessions
Fri 10th March
Clay Cross Social Centre, Main Hall
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Mon 13th March
North Wingfield Community Resource Centre
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Tue 14th March
Dronfield Civic Centre, Main Hall
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Mon 20th March
Killamarsh Sport Centre, Parish Function Suite
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Wed 22nd March
North East Derbyshire District Council, Council Chamber
3.00pm – 7.00pm
Thu 23rd March
Eckington Civic Centre, Main Hall
4.00pm – 7.00pm
Fri 31st March
Shirland Village Hall
4.00pm – 7.00pm
If you would like to submit any further sites to be considered please use the following form.
Evidence Base Open or Close
The Local Plan, February 2017, has been informed by the following background documents:
Council Strategies and Frameworks:
Settlements and Separation:
North East Derbyshire Green Belt Review 2017; Part 1, Part 2 Report; Appendix 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 revised Appendix 1, addendum 14.3.17
Local Plan 2011 - 2033 Previous Stages Open or Close
The Council published a ‘Position Statement’ in November 2016 to provide information about progress with the preparation of the new Local Plan. The statement explains why we are preparing a new Local Plan, how the Plan is evolving in Autumn 2016, and what will be the next steps in the process towards its adoption. It was not a document for public consultation, but for information provision only.
Initial Draft Local Plan (Part 1) 2015
We consulted on the initial draft of the Local Plan (Part 1) and Schedule of Potential Housing Sites between 12 February and 26 March 2015. As part of this work, officers completed a Call for Sites which has now been completed.
Local Strategy Consultation 2012
Consultation on the Local Strategy took place between 2 August and 13 September 2012 and sought comments about the overall development issues and aims, how much new development there should be and where, and whether Green Belt land should be used to provide local affordable housing.
The consultation document and three background papers can be viewed and downloaded below.
Core Strategy Issues and Options Consultation 2009
Previously, we have worked on the preparation of the Core Strategy. However, due to changes in the planning system, the Council will now be preparing a Local Plan. The work already done on the Core Strategy is taken into account when preparing the Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies.
Consultation on the Core Strategy Issues and Options took place between 30 th April and 26 th June 2009 and the consultation documents are below.
Monitoring Open or Close
The Localism Act (2011) includes the requirement to prepare an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR).Authorities can choose which targets and indicators to include in the report as long as they are in line with the relevant UK and EU legislation. Their primary purpose is to share the performance and achievements of the planning service with the local community. AMR16 covers the two periods 2014-2015 and the period 2015-2016.
Supplementary Planning Documents and Other Guidance Open or Close
Access For All Supplementary Planning Document
Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document
Avenue Area Strategic FrameworkIf you would like more detailed information about the clean-up of the Avenue site, please see the Question and Answer sheet on the Avenue project website.
Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document
Developer Contributions Adoption Statement
Interim Housing Policy
Interim Planning Policy for New Housing Development in North East DerbyshireInterim Sustainable Building Policy
Recreation and Open Space Supplementary Planning Document
Recreation and Open Spaces SPD
Successful Places Guidance
Sustainable Buildings Supplementary Planning Document
Statement of Community Involvement Open or Close
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when you can influence new planning documents covering North East Derbyshire and the ways in which you can comment on planning applications, as well as other forms of submissions such as applications for listed building consents.
The refreshed Statement of Community Involvement was formally adopted on the 28th April 2014 following a period of consultation. It can be downloaded below.
Local Plan 2001-2011 Open or Close
The Local Plan:
Identifies specific sites for housing, employment and retail development up to 2011.
Identifies sites and areas for other land uses, including recreation, allotments, urban green spaces, community facilities, wildlife sites, cycle routes and trails.
Defines the limits of settlements within which development will generally be permitted.
Sets out policies to control and influence the location and form of development within the district.
The North East Derbyshire District Local Plan was formally adopted on 28th November 2005. Under the provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 the Local Development Framework system was introduced and policies in the Local Plan were ‘saved’ for a period of 3 years after adoption.
Copies of the Adopted Local Plan including the text and maps can also be viewed at our offices during usual opening hours.
You can buy hard copies of the Local Plan from us. Price £35.00 plus £10.50 postage and packaging
Supplementary documents relating to the local plan can be viewed here.
Local Development Scheme Open or Close
The Council is required (by Section 15 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, (as amended by the Localism Act 2011)) to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS).
The LDS defines the documents that will form the North East Derbyshire Local Plan and sets out a timetable for their production, including the key stages when local communities have the opportunity to get involved.
The Council’s 7th Local Development Scheme (LDS7) came into effect on 1st November 2015. The full document and individual timetables for the production of the Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy can be downloaded below.
The Council will measure progress against the published timetables and provide real time updates of progress in line with them.
Local Plan - Timetable Update (June 2016)
At its meeting on 8th June, 2016 Cabinet agreed to combine the two informal (Regulation 18) consultations planned for June 2016 and February 2017 into a single consultation. This will enable the Council to complete the necessary evidence base to inform the strategy upon which the single Local Plan will be based. At this stage it is anticipated that consultation will take place on a Draft Proposed Strategy in February 2017, with subsequent key milestones unaffected.
It is also proposed to issue a ‘Position Statement’ later this year to explain where the Council has got to in producing the new Local Plan and what has changed since consultation last took place on the Local Plan (Part 1) in March 2015.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – Timetable Update (June 2016)
The adopted timetable indicates that in April 2017, the Council will make a decision on whether there is a business case for preparing a CIL. The Council is currently on course to meet this milestone.
Local Plan Timetable (June 2016)
Neighbourhood Planning Open or Close
The 2011 Localism Act has introduced a new set of tools for neighbourhoods to shape the future of their local areas. One of these tools is to bring an optional new tier of plan into the planning system called a Neighbourhood Plan.
Neighbourhood Planning enables town and parish councils or neighbourhood forums to prepare, in partnership with the community they represent, a formal planning document for their area. The purpose of this new tier of plan making is to empower local people to take a proactive role in shaping the future of the areas in which they live and give local people greater ownership of the plans and policies that affect their local area.
The first stage in developing a neighbourhood plan is to designate the 'neighbourhood area' that it will cover. Once a neighbourhood area has been established, a neighbourhood plan may be developed for that area. There is quite a lot of work required to do this, including gathering evidence to support the Plan.
The following areas have requested to become Neighbourhood areas:
- Ashover - We designated the Ashover Neighbourhood Area as a Neighbourhood Area as requested by Ashover Parish Council on the 16 February 2014. Details of the consultation and decision are as follows: Record of Decision - Designation of Ashover Neighbourhood Area; Ashover Plan - Map Ashover Neighbourhood Area - Formal Notice; Ashover Neighbourhood Area Application.
- Dronfield - We designated the Dronfield Parish area as a neighbourhood area as requested by Dronfield Town Council. Details of the consultation and decision are as follows: Record of Decision - Designation of Dronfield Neighbourhood Area; Dronfield Neighbourhood Area - Formal Notice; Dronfield Neighbourhood Area Application.
- Holymoorside and Walton - We designated the Holymoorside and Walton area as a neighbourhood area as requested by Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council. Details of the consultation and decision are as follows: Record of Decision - Designation of Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Area; Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Area - Formal Notice; Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Area Application.
- Wingerworth - We designated the Wingerworth area as a neighbourhood area as requested by Wingerworth Parish Council. Details of the consultation and decision are as follows: Record of Decision - Designation of Wingerworth Neighbourhood Area; Wingerworth Neighbourhood Area - Formal Notice; Wingerworth Neighbourhood Area Application.
- Wessington - We designated the Wessington area as a neighbourhood area as requested by Wessington Parish Council. Details of the consultation and decision are as follows: Record of Decision - Designation of Wessington Neighbourhood Area; Wessington Neighbourhood Area - Formal Notice; Wessington Neighbourhood Area Application.
Self Build and Custom Build Open or Close
Self build housing means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home. Custom Build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home. There may be some overlap between the two - for example some custom build developers offer the option of a serviced plot where you can design and build your own home as part of a larger scheme.
From 1st April 2016, the Council will keep a register of individuals and associations who are looking for serviced plots of land in the district. The Register will provide an indication of the demand for self / custom build in North East Derbyshire District and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the build projects that would be most appropriate.
To register please complete the Self Build and Custom Build Registration form.
Applicants should be over 18 and either: a British citizen; or a European Economic Area National; or a national of Switzerland. Applicants should be looking for a plot of land in North East Derbyshire district to occupy as their sole or main residence.
If your application is successful we will notify you within 28 days and place your details on our register. If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you of the reason(s) within 28 days.
All personal information will be held and treated in confidence. For more information about self and Custom building, please contact the Local Plan team using the number on this page.