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Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A Referendum on Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

View the Notice of Referendum [Word doc 36KB]

The question that will be asked at the referendum is:

“Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Darley Dale to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Further information including who can vote and when, is set out in the general information statement below.

Referendum Specified Documents Regulation 4 (3)

Copies of the documents can also be viewed in the following locations:

  • Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN (Monday to Friday 9.00am 0 5.00pm except Wednesday 9.30am -5.00pm)
  • The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2EQ (Monday to Friday 9-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm* please note times may vary at weekends 9-1pm).

Further information for  Neighbourhood Plan Referendums - guide for Parish Councils, Ward Councilliors and campain groups can be found here.

For further information, please contact the District Council by email at localplan@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or by phone on 01629 761243

Decision Statement

The District Council, at the Environment & Community Committee on 30th October 2019 resolved that the recommendations as proposed by the Examiner are neccessary to ensure that the draft Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and other relevant legal requirements. The District Council resolved that the Draft Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum on Tuesday 21st January 2020. The Decision Statement can be viewed below:

Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement [PDF_476KB]


The Independant Examiner, Mr Matheson, concluded his exmaination on 26th September 2019, his report can be seen below,

Darley Dale Neigbourhood Plan 2017-2033 Examiners Report 26th September 2019 [PDF_375KB]

Mr Andrew Matheson has been appointed by the District Council to undertake the Examination of the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan which will commence on 2nd July 2019.

Correspondence between the Examiner and the Darley Dale Town Council (DDTC)can be seen below:

Email 23-07-19 Mr Matheson to Darley Dale Town Council [PDF_26.18KB]
Examiner's Opening Enquiries to Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan [PDF_70KB]
Email 16 08 2019 DDDC to Mr Matheson [PDF 46.26KB]
DDDC Response to Mr Matheson opening enquiries 16 08 2019 [PDF_384.27KB]
Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan group response to Mr Matheson's opening enquiries 02092019 [PDF_603.14KB]

Regulation 16: Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Documents

Darley Dale Town Council, with the help of the Neighbourhood Plan Group and the local community, has 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 and was subject to a period of six weeks publicity from the 26/02/2019 to the 09/04/2019. The Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan documents submitted can be viewed as follows:

The consultation period has now closed. Representations recieved during the consultation period can be viewed below:

Highways England [PDF 153KB]
Natural England [PDF 373KB]
Historic England [PDF 201KB]
Environment Agency [PDF 7.66KB]
The Coal Authority [PDF 69KB]
Severn Trent Water [PDF 416KB]
National Grid [PDF 186KB]
Equality Human Rights Commission [PDF 51KB]
Derbyshire Dales District Council [PDF 70KB]
Derbyshire County Council [PDF 8.83 MB]
Peak District National Park [PDF 120KB]
Peak District National Park [PDF 33KB]
Darley Dale Cricket Club [PDF 136KB]
Gladmans Developments Ltd [PDF 318KB]
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Regulation 15: Submission November 2018

Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan group submitted the Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version), the Consultation Statement and the Basic Conditions Statement to the District Council 30th November 2018. The District Council and Neighbourhood Plan group are currently preparing for consultation on the Plan.

Sustainability Appraisal and Screening Report

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. 

Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Consultation April 2018

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhhod Planning(General) Regulations 2012, the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan was published for formal consultation. The consultation period ran for a period of six weeks from 12th March untill 16th April 2018 and then for a further six weeks from 20th April until 4th June 2018. The Draft Plan and supporting documents can be viewed or downloaded from the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan website at: http://www.darleydale.gov.uk/the-process

If you require any further information regarding the Plan, please contact the Darley Dale Town Clerk as follows:

Town Clerk: Carol Lavell, The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ

Telephone: 01629 735 248 Email: townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk


The District Council received an area application from Darley Dale Town Council under section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended by the Localism Act 2011) which sought the designation of the whole of the Parish of Darley Dale 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 18 August 2014.

Key Documents

Council Reports