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Applications, Advice and Appeals

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Applications

Details of all planning applications are held in our Online Planning System(opens in a new window) 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.

You must register with us if you want to comment online or track an application.

Please note that from 6th December 2023 the Government are introducing a planning fee increase of 35% on Major applications and 25% on all other application types. Please also note that Planning applications decided on or after 6th December 2023 will no longer be eligible for a ‘free go’. The ‘free go’ will still apply for applications that were already eligible for a free resubmission prior to the 6th December 2023. You can read more about the changes on the Government’s legislation website (opens in a new window) and on the Planning Portal (opens in new window)

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.

Submissions

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, for example, 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 download our Planning Application Guidance (.pdf | 100kb) document.

Major Applications

If your application meets one of the following criteria then our Major Development Checklist (.pdf | 713kb) contains further guidance and details of the information you will need to submit with your application.

  • The provision of 10 dwellings or more
  • Has a site area of over 0.5 hectare and the number of dwellings is not known
  • Has a floor space of 1,000sqm or above or a site area of one hectare or above

Planning Performance Agreements

A Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) is a project management tool which local planning authorities and applicants can use to agree timescales, actions and resources for handling particular applications. A PPA will most often cover the pre-application and application stages but may also extend through to the post-application stage.

PPAs can be particularly useful in setting out an efficient and transparent process for determining large and/or complex planning applications. They encourage proactive working between the applicant and local planning authority (as per the contents of the National Planning Policy Framework) and can also help to bring together other parties such as statutory consultees.

A PPA is agreed voluntarily between the applicant and the local planning authority prior to the submission of a pre-application advice request and/or a formal planning application.

Importantly, no PPA will fetter the Council in exercising its statutory duties as local planning authority. It will not prejudice the outcome of planning (and related) application(s) or the impartiality of the Council. It is important there is no perception that because an applicant has entered into a PPA the likely recommendation for the proposal will be that it is granted planning permission. Clear wording to this effect would be included in all PPAs that the Council would be a signatory to.

Please see Planning Performance Agreement Guidance Note and how these are managed at North East Derbyshire District Council (approved by Cabinet in January 2024).

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. See Public Access Guide (.pdf | 1.83mb) for instructions on how to register online and track applications.

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.

Appeals

If your planning application has been turned down, you can appeal to the Planning Inspectorate using either the Householder Application Appeals Process or the General Appeals Process.

Please see the latest Appeals Register (.pdf | 1.0mb).

Before you appeal against a decision, you should speak to a Planning Officer to see whether 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.

More Information

If you have any further enquiries regarding the information above, please get in touch:

  • Telephone: Planning 01246 217159
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  • If you have a question regarding Building Regulations please call: Building Control 0333 880 2000