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Modifications to the Derbyshire Dales Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan


On 19th December 2016, the District Council submitted the Derbyshire Dales Pre Submission Draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination. The Secretary of State, in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), appointed Mr. M. Dakeyne BA(Hons) MRTPI as the Inspector to undertake the independent examination of the Local Plan.

The Inspector conducted a series of public hearings as part of the examination process which concluded on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. The Inspector has now written to the District Council to confirm the Examination can proceed to consultation on the Main Modifications. 

Main Modifications (MMs) are proposed changes to the submitted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan, that are required in order to make the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan sound and legally compliant. The content of the Main Modifications being derived from the Examination as a whole, including discussions and evidence at the hearings sessions of the Examination in Public.

In addition the District Council has produced a Schedule of Additional Modifications and a Schedule of Modifications to the Policies Maps and Diagrams to support the Main Modifications. These are to correct errors and provide clarification in interpreting the policies of the plan.

The Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment has been updated to reflect the modifications, it can be seen here, the screening of the modifications and the non-technical summary can be seen in the Examination Library.

The modifications to the Pre-submission Draft Local Plan (August 2016) were reported to Special meeting of the Council on the 28th June and approved for consultation, you can see the report here and watch the meeting here [external link].

The consultation on all the Modifications to the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan started on the 3rd July 2017 and ran for 6 weeks, closing at 5pm on 14th August 2017. The consultation has now ended.

You can see the documents here:


Here is a video of the 28 June Special Council meeting at which councillors agreed to the new consultation on the Main Modifications: