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Planning policy

Consultation: We are currently consulting on a Wirksworth neighbourhood development plan which sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications in the area.

The Planning Policy team is responsible for the formulation of land use planning policies to guide and encourage future development through the statutory planning framework within the Derbyshire Dales, outside the Peak District National Park.

The overall aim is secure an appropriate balance between enabling development to take place whilst also seeking to conserve, protect and where possible, enhance the local environment.

The preparation of planning policy documents is an ongoing process with new documents being drafted, consulted upon, updated and published on a regular basis. It is therefore advisable to check the site for updates on a regular basis.

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Neighbourhood Planning

Consultation: We are currently consulting on a Wirksworth neighbourhood development plan which sets out a visi...

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Local Development Scheme

 Local Development Scheme 2014 Section 15 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended by Sectio...
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Annual Monitoring Report

The Localism Act 2011 requires that Local Planning Authorities annually publish information on the implementation of the...
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Evidence Base

The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan must be based on robust and credible evidence. This consists of a wide range of studies...
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Local Plan

The Government has introduced changes to the planning system, which seek to streamline the local planning process and pr...

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Statement of Community Involvement

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 places a greater emphasis upon meaningful community involvement. This is r...