Local Plan 2011-2033 Open or Close
Please click here to view the online Consultation Draft Local Plan and representations received.
The Council published the “North East Derbyshire Local Plan: Consultation Draft” for public consultation between 24th February and 7th April 2017 and is now considering all representations received. To view these representations, please click the link above. The Consultation Draft can be downloaded below.
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. In line with the Local Development Scheme, it is anticipated that the next stage of public consultation will take place in the Autumn 2017.
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
Neighbourhood Planning Open or Close
Consultation on Ashover Submission Draft 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 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 group preparing a Neighbourhood Plan (usually a Parish Council) will consult their community before submitting a Draft Plan to the District Council. After further consultation the Submitted Plan will be examined by an independent inspector. The District Council will then decide whether the Plan can be sent forward to the final stage. The final stage is endorsement from the local community through a referendum.
If it is endorsed the Plan is ‘made’ (brought into legal force) by the District Council and is part of the Development Plan for the District. As of March 2017 no Neighbourhood Plans have been made within the District.
The District Council provides support for groups carrying out neighbourhood planning. See our Neighbourhood Planning Protocol for more information on the direct support we can provide.
The following areas have Neighbourhood Plans in preparation, or have requested to become Neighbourhood areas:
The Ashover Neighbourhood Plan has been written by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and approved by the Parish Council. The Parish Council consulted on that Draft Plan in for 6 weeks in January 2016 and on a revised Plan in Feb 2017. Responses to those consultations helped inform changes to the document which was submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council.
The District Council confirmed to the Parish Council on 14th August 2017 that it was satisfied that the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) have been met.Letter of 14th August 2017
The Plan is now subject to a period of consultation for 6 weeks, from Thursday 20th July to Thursday 31st August.
Details of where the Plan is deposited, how to comment, contact details, and subsequent stages of the process are on the Public Notice.
- Public Notice of Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan
- Ashover Neighbourhood Plan including a map of the Neighbourhood Area including a map of the Neighbourhood Area
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening Report
Designation of Ashover Neighbourhood Area: Record of Decision, Formal Notice, Neighbourhood Area Application and Ashover Parish Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
Further information: Ashover neighbourhood Plan website.
Brackenfield Parish Council has applied to designate the area of the Parish of Brackenfield, save for two fields which have previously been included in the Wessington Neighbourhood Area, as a neighbourhood area within the meaning of Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Formal Notice (1.14MB)
Neighbourhood Area Application (252kb)
Further Information: Brackenfield Neighbourhood Planning website
Dronfield Town Council is currently asking people for their views in advance of a proposed Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
Further information: Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan website
Holymoorside and Walton
The Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan has been written by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and approved by the Parish Council. The Draft Plan underwent consultation for 6 weeks ending on 8th March 2016. Comments made to the Parish Council from that consultation helped inform changes to the document which was submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council.The District Council confirmed to the Parish Council on 24th April 2017 that it was satisfied that the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) have been met.
Letter of 24th April 2017
The Submission Draft Plan was published and subject to a period of consultation for 6 weeks, from 26th May to 7th July. 2017 The submission documents and responses to the consultation can be found below.
The Plan is now being examined; the examiner appointed to inspect and produce a report on the Plan is Richard High BA MA MRTPI. The Examiner has provided an initial letter, and requested further maps of local green spaces; links to both these documents are below.
Submitted Plan and documents:
Local Green Spaces: Map 1-5
Further information: Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan Website.
Wessington Parish Council is currently preparing their Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
Further information: Wessington Neighbourhood Plan website
Wingerworth Parish Council carried out a six week consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan in August/September 2016.
Further information: Wingerworth Neighbourhood Plan Website
For further information see the GOV.UK web page on Neighbourhood Planning .
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 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. AMR 11+12 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 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)
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.