- Building Control Open or Close
Conservation Open or Close
In North East Derbyshire there are 30 designated conservation areas. It is the quality of the architecture, visual character and historic interest of these areas that makes them special and worthy of conservation. In making the assessment of an area, many factors are considered in determining its character and quality including:
- The historic layout of property boundaries and thoroughfares.
- The inter-relationship of buildings and spaces.
- The mix of building and land use.
- The architectural quality of individual buildings either grand such as town halls, churches and stately houses or vernacular such as workers cottages, water mills and barns.
- The composition of building groups such as terraces, shops, farm complexes, almshouses or industrial complexes (such as mills).
- Vistas into, from, through and around the area under consideration.
- The interaction of the natural and the built environment.
- The age and social history of the area and its buildings.
- The use of materials in buildings, boundaries, paths and open areas.
All of our conservation areas and boundaries can be viewed using the Find My.. mapping feature at the top of this page.
Planning Appeals & Applications Open or Close
All development must comply with approved planning policies, unless there are specific material considerations which would indicate otherwise. Publicity is given to applications in accordance with our published procedures, and all representations received are considered and taken account of in the determination process.
Planning Applications can be submitted online through the Planning Portal.
When an application has been made, checks are carried out to ensure that all information required to process the application has been received. If further information is required, the application will be made invalid and further information will be requested from the applicant/agent, e.g. an additional fee or additional plans.
Most planning applications require a location plan and a site plan (also known as a block plan), to be submitted as supporting documents. You can Buy a Plan to support your application from the Planning Portal website.
A Design and Access Statement is now required to be submitted with most Planning Applications. Further guidance on design and access statements can be found via the planning portal.
For guidance on if you need to submit a planning application or not, please down load our Planning Application Guidance document.
Search Planning Applications
Details of all planning applications are held in the Online Planning System where you can find and comment on planning applications that are being considered near you. You can search for applications by property, application reference and even using a map. You can also track an application as it goes through the planning process.
Please note: you must register with us if you want to comment online or track an application.
All personal information provided to North East Derbyshire District Council will be held and treated in confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It will only be used for the purpose for which it was given, however if you choose to comment on a planning application your name and address will be publicly available as part of the planning process.
If your planning application has been turned down, you can appeal to The Planning Inspectorate.
Please see the latest Appeals Register here.
Before you appeal against a decision, you should speak to a Planning Officer to see whether or not an amendment to your original application could resolve the issues.
The time limits in which you need to submit your appeal to the Planning Inspectorate are as follows:
- Householder applications - the time limit to appeal is 12 weeks from the date of the notice of the decision or determination giving rise to an appeal.
- In other cases, appeals should be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate within six months of the date of the decision notice giving rise to the appeal.
- Where we have failed to make a decision, an appeal against non-determination can be submitted up to six months after the expiry of the period we had for dealing with the application.
Where an Enforcement notice has been served on the same, or substantially the same, development the time limits to appeal are:
- 28 days from the date of the refusal or the expiry of the period which we had to determine the application, where the enforcement notice is served before the application is submitted;
- 28 days from the date of the refusal or the expiry of the period which we had to determine the application, where the enforcement notice is served before the decision on the application is reached or the determination period has expired; or
- 28 days from the date the enforcement notice is served, where the enforcement notice is served after the decision or expiry of the period which we had to reach a decision on the application, unless the effect would be to extend the period beyond the usual time limit for cases not involving an enforcement notice, as outlined above.
If you have any further enquiries regarding the information above, please use the contact us details on the right of this page to get in touch.
Planning Enforcement Open or Close
If you consider that someone is carrying out development which may not have had planning permission, you should contact us immediately. Any complaints received in this way, unconnected with a particular current planning application are confidential.
Planning permission is granted subject to conditions. Failure to comply with conditions that are laid out in planning permissions may result in the issue of a 'Breach of Condition Notice' which requires compliance with the terms of the condition within a certain amount of time.
If the developer still doesn't comply with the requirements of a breach of condition notice this is a criminal offence and on conviction, the developer can be fined up to £1000. There is no right of appeal against a breach of condition notice.
Where land or buildings are not properly maintained and their appearance becomes detrimental to the area, the Local Planning Authority may issue a notice under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) requiring works to be carried out to address the damage to amenity. The power can range from removing rubbish from land to demolishing buildings and removing the demolition debris.
There is a right of appeal against a notice issued under this section to the Magistrates Court. Failure to comply with the requirements of the notice constitutes a criminal offence subject on conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000, the authority is also empowered to enter land to carry out the works specified in the notice and reclaim costs from the land owner.
For any further planning enforcement queries please contact us using the contact details on the right of this page.
Planning Policy Open or Close
The Planning Policy team deals with all matters concerned with the writing and interpretation of planning policies.
- Authority Monitoring Report - 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.
- Avenue Area Strategic Framework (AASF) - The AASF includes a number of key principles which will guide future development including new homes, affordable residential units, attractive green scapes, high quality travel routes and pedestrian links with surrounding neighbourhoods.
- Consultation System - A database of parties interested in the preparation of our Local Plan.
- Interim Housing Policy - National Planning Policy Statement 3 requires each local authority to have a continuous five year housing land supply. The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment report (SHLAA 2009) demonstrates however, that the Council does not meet the housing delivery requirements as set out in the East Midlands Regional Plan. We currently do not have a five year housing land supply. Planning Policy Statement 3 states that where local planning authorities cannot demonstrate an up-to-date five year supply of deliverable sites, they should consider favourably planning applications for housing. A shift of policy stance to permitting development on sites outside of the district’s Settlement Development Limits is, therefore, necessary in the immediate future to ensure that additional land comes forward to meet the housing target as set out in the Regional Plan.
- Interim Sustainable Buildings Policy - All proposals for new development should take into account a number of factors, including (but not limited to) sustainable design and layout, high quality external environment, reduce carbon emissions, sustainable transport and water recycling techniques.
- Local Development Scheme - We are 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. Our seventh Local Development Scheme (LDS7) came into effect on 1 November 2015.
- North East Derbyshire Greenprint - We hope that the North East Derbyshire Greenprint will be used by Local Strategic Partnerships, conservation groups, businesses and local communities to identify what they can do to help their local wildlife. The Greenprint translates both UK and Local Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) to a district level. It identifies local priority habitats and species, setting out detailed targets and action plans for achieving them.
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - The refreshed 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.
- Successful Places - We have worked with Bassetlaw, Bolsover and Chesterfield Councils to jointly produce this document to provide guidance on sustainable housing layout and design. The intention of the Residential Design Interim Planning Guidance is to improve the standard of residential design. The guidance is intended for housing developers, consultants and applicants considering large scale housing developments, through to smaller infill development.
- Supplementary Planning Documents - These are non-statutory documents used to supplement policies and strategies set out in the Development Plan Documents. These may be design guides, topic based documents or area development briefs. These are: Access for All, Affordable Housing, Developer Contributions, Recreation and Open Space, Sustainable Buildings, Eckington Town Centre.
- Self Build and Custom Build - Self build housing usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home. We keep a register of individuals and associations who are looking for serviced plots of land in the District.
The Planning Policy team deals with all matters concerned with the writing and interpretation of planning policies. This includes the 2001-2011 Local Plan, Draft 2011-2033 Local Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents and Other guidance, Authority Monitoring Report, Local Development Scheme, Statement of Community Involvement, Neighbourhood Planning and Self and Custom Build Housing. Please see the Local Plan pages for more information.
Trees and Hedgerows Open or Close
There are 3 main ways that trees may be protected:-
Tree Preservation Orders (TPO). These may be placed on trees which are visually important to the area, or trees which may be under threat from future development. If you have trees on your property covered by a TPO, you must get permission to do any works to the tree, whether this is felling or pruning.
Conservation Areas. If you are planning to fell or prune a tree in a Conservation Area you are required to give the council six weeks notice in writing of your intentions. The council may either decide to raise no objections to your proposals or, if it wishes to retain the trees or have strict control over any pruning works, a Tree Preservation Order may be made on the trees. If you have not heard anything within six weeks of the council receiving your notification, you may carry out the works.
Planning Conditions may be put on the planning permission which require certain trees to be kept. It is also possible that conditions may be put on a planning permission requiring additional trees to be planted. This may be to replace trees lost by the development, or to screen the development on the site from the surrounding area.
Hedgerows can house some important species of wildlife and have a great impact upon biodiversity and habitat connectivity. The Regulations are intended to protect important hedges in the countryside. Anyone proposing to remove a hedge to which the Regulations apply must give the Council six weeks notice and give the reason for seeking to remove it. You must contact the Development Control team via the contacts box on the right of this page.
Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 gives local authorities powers to deal with complaints about high hedges. As long as you have made reasonable attempts to resolve your dispute, you can bring your complaint about your neighbour’s evergreen hedge to us. If you wish to make a formal complaint about a High Hedge, you should contact us to request the relevant application forms. You will need to pay a fee of £390 if you make a formal complaint. This is needed to cover the cost of the work in dealing with your complaint.