The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Pre Submission Draft was submitted by Derbyshire Dales District Council to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination on 13th May 2014. The Secretary of State, in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (as amended), appointed Inspector Keith Holland BA(HONS) DIPTP MRTPI ARICS to conduct the examination to determine whether the Local Plan was sound.
The Examination in Public of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan opened on 22nd July 2014 for a period of two days. During the two days of the Examination in Public, the Inspector considered the District Councils position in respect of the Duty to Cooperate and the Objectively Assessed Need for Housing. The Examination in Public was adjourned at the close of business on 23rd July 2014 and the Inspector's Initial Report [PDF 0.06MB] was presented to the District Council on 29th July 2014.
The Local Plan Inspector concluded that the current level of housing provision proposed is inadequate and the full Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) for housing within the Derbyshire Dales in the plan period 2006-2028 should be at least 6500 dwellings. The Inspector advised that in its current form the Local Plan would not be found sound.
In light of the outcomes of the Examination in Public a resolution to withdraw the Local Plan was made on 2 October 2014 by a decision of the authority's full Council. The resolution to withdraw was made under the provision of Section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) which provides for a local planning authority to withdraw a local development document at any time up to its adoption.
The Council has issued a Notice of Withdrawal [PDF 0.06MB] in accordance with Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012.