Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan

Derbyshire Dales District Council on 1st July 2021 resolved to make the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan under section 38A (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Derbyshire Dales and will be taken into account in local planning decisions.

In making the decision the District Council considered that:

"The Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and its preparation process is compliant with legal and procedural requirements. Section 38A (4)(a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Council to make the Neighbourhood Plan if more than half of those voting in the referendum upon the Plan have voted in favour of the Plan being used to help decide planning applications in the area. The Plan was endorsed by more than the required threshold in the referendum held on 6th May 2021."

The Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Notice of Making of the Plan can be viewed below;

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan July 2021
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement July 2021
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan - Notice of Making of the Neighbourhood Plan July 2021

The Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Notice of Making of the Plan can also be inspected at the following location once COVID restrictions have been lifted:

Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A Referendum on Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 6th May 2021, where local people were invited to vote on the following question:

"Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Brailsford Parish to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

The result of the Referendum was as follows:
Those voting in favour YES 454
Those voting against NO 34
(Turnout: 44.7%)

The Specified Documents for the Referendum are provided below:

Referendum Specified Document Regulation 4 (3)
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version [PDF 4.56MB]
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report [PDF 395KB]
Summary of Representations submitted to the Examiner [PDF 242KB]
Decision Statement [PDF 350KB]
General Information Statement about Town and County Planning and the Referendum [PDF 662KB]


Examination The Independent Examiner, Mr Matheson concluded his examination on 13th March 2021, his final report can be seen below:

The Report of the Independent Examiner to Derbyshire Dales District Council on the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan - 13th March 2021

Mr Andrew Matheson was appointed by the District Council to undertake the Examination of the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan, which commenced on 22nd December 2020.

Correspondence between the Examiner, Brailsford Parish Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council can be seen below:

Opening Enquiries Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan  

Derbyshire Dales District Council - response to opening enquiries

Brailsford Parish Council - response to opening enquiries

Regulation 16:  Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan

Brailsford Parish Council, with the help of the Neighbourhood Plan Group and the local community, have prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for their parish. The Plan 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.

This plan proposal has been formally submitted to the District Council to be subject to a period of six weeks publicity from 9th November to 21st December 2020. The Draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be viewed below:

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version) 

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Statement 

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Statement

The representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation will be forwarded to the Examiner appointed to undertake the Examination of the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan. The representations received during the consultation can be viewed below:

View representations received during the consultation period [PDF 128KB]

Brailsford and Hulland Medical Practice [PDF 393KB]

Coal Authority [PDF 350KB]

Severn Trent [PDF 387KB]

Gladman 1 [PDF 198KB]

Gladman Appendix [PDF 1000KB]

Highways England [PDF 219KB]

Historic England [PDF 331KB]

Natural England [PDF 51KB]

Planning Design Practice  [PDF 1.05MB]

The District Council representations to the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan were approved by Members at a meeting of the Community and Environment Committee on 16th December 2020. The agenda papers can be viewed below:

Community and Environment Committee 16th December 2020 - Agenda Papers [PDF 726KB]

Further Information

For further information, please contact the District Council by e-mail at or by phone on 01629 761241

Regulation 15: submission

Brailsford Parish Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version), the Consultation Statement and the Basic Conditions Statement to the District Council in February 2020.  Copies of the submission documents can be viewed below: 

Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement Submission Version
Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement Submission Version

In accordance with European Directive 2001/42/EC and the associated Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 a screening report on the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been carried out by the District Council to determine whether it requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The SEA Screening Report was sent to the statutory consultees for comment.  They concluded that a full SEA is not required.  If the Brailsford Neighbourhood Plan is amended the Screening Report and consultation with the statutory bodies will be carried out again

Regulation 14: consultation

In March 2017 Brailsford Parish Council/ Neighbourhood Plan Group undertook consultation under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The comments made and actions taken will be included in the Consultation Statement when the Neighbourhood Plan Group submit the Plan to the District Council under Regulation 15.

Background information

An area application was received from Brailsford Parish Council under section 64G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended by the Localism Act 2011) which seeks the designation of the whole of the Parish of Brailsford as a Neighbourhood Area.  Following the completion of the six weeks consultation period, the application for designation of the area as a Neighbourhood Area was approved under the District Council's Scheme of Officer Delegation on 7th April 2015.

Key documents

Related Acts

For more information and contact information for Brailsford and Ednaston Parish Council click here.