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Local Plan 2015-17

The Derbyshire Dales Draft Local Plan is a very important document, as it sets out - up to 2033 - the overall vision, objectives, and policies for the future development of those parts of the Derbyshire Dales that lie outside the Peak District National Park.

After listening to what communities, local businesses and residents have said about the key issues that need to be tackled, and where new development should take place, we prepared a Local Plan which sets out how we think the area should develop in the future.

Local Plan Examination

Examination of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan
Notice of Independent Examination Hearing Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 Statutory Instrument No.767 Regulation 24

The Examination Hearings commenced at 09.30am on Tuesday 9 May 2017 and closed on Tuesday 23 May. They took place in the Council Chamber of Matlock Town Hall. At the final session the inspector outlined the next steps for the examination which will remain open until he produces his report. The District Council has produced modifications following recommendations by the Inspector - and he will consider public comments on the main modifications before making his report.

The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 19th December 2016. A copy of the Submission Letter is available to view below:

Local Plan Submission Letter to the Secretary of State (PDF 82KB)

The notice of submission statement is available to view below:

Notice of Submission of Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Statement (PDF 9KB)

The Secretary of State has appointed Mark Dakeyne BA(Hons) MRTPI as the Inspector to undertake an independent examination of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. The Inspector will determine the date upon which the hearing part of the Examination in Public will commence.

Further details of the Examination in Public including the Local Plan Programme Officer can be found here.

Once the Plan has been adopted, it will replace the current Local Plan which was adopted in 2005. The new Local Plan will then be primary document that the District Council will need to take into account in making decisions on planning applications across the plan area.