Development Plan (including Local Plan)

The Development Plan for North East Derbyshire District comprises the North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014 – 2034, made Neighbourhood Plans and the Derby and Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Local Plans. The Development Plan is at the heart of the planning system with a requirement set in law that planning decisions must be taken in line with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Constituent parts of the Development Plan can be downloaded below.

Adopted North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014 - 2034

The North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014-2034 was formally adopted by the Council on 29th November 2021 and will be used to guide decisions on planning applications and areas where investment should be prioritised. It covers the area of North East Derbyshire outside the Peak District National Park. PDFs of the Local Plan, Policies Map and related documents are available to be viewed and downloaded:

Copies of these documents are also available to view at public libraries throughout the District, at Chesterfield Library, and the District Council’s Offices at Wingerworth, during usual opening hours. Hardcopies of the Local Plan and Policies Map are available to purchase.

ItemPrice in £
Plan Text 6.00
Policies Map x 5 17.50
Local Plan Total 23.50
Postage & PackingPrice in £
1st Class 6.00
2nd Class 3.50

All information relating to the preparation and examination of the 2014 – 2034 Local Plan, as well as the superseded 2001 – 2011 Local Plan, can be viewed in the Local Plan archive. This includes the Inspectors Report - Main Report (.pdf | 424kb) and Inspectors Report - Main Modifications (.pdf | 2.2mb). An overview of the Local Plan Preparation Timescales (.pdf | 229kb) is also available. Please contact the Planning Policy Team if you wish to view third party Examination Hearing Statements

In addition to the Policies Map PDFs, the Online Mapping webpage also includes the Policies Map geographical layers.

Made Neighbourhood Plans

The following ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans will be used to guide decisions on planning applications in the specific Designated Neighbourhood Area:

Derby and Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Local Plans

The saved policies of the Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan (as amended in 2002) and the Derby and Derbyshire Waste Local Plan (adopted 2005) are available on Derbyshire County Council’s website. Any updates on the preparation of new Minerals and Waste Local Plans can also be accessed on this website.

Further Information

The Development Plan should be read alongside the National Planning Policy Framework.

Please contact the Planning Policy and Environment Team on 01246 231111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require more information, or wish to purchase a hardcopy of the Local Plan.