Developer contributions

DERBYSHIRE DALES DISTRICT COUNCIL DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) – ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2020


The purpose of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) is to complement planning policy and provide greater detail about the operation of adopted policy within the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan 2013-2033 aims to protect the environment of the district whilst enabling sustainable development to take place to meet identified needs.

To ensure that sustainable development is achieved, the Local Plan seeks the provision of infrastructure necessary to support new development. Local Plan Policy S10 ‘Local Infrastructure Provision and Developer Contributions’ sets out the expectation that new developments should contribute to both on-site and off-site infrastructure needs. This policy provides the framework for the preparation of the Developer Contributions SPD.

The SPD sets out the basis of the calculation for financial contributions and obligations to be sought from development for the provision of infrastructure necessary to support development. This includes affordable housing, open space, community facilities including for sport and recreation, education, health care, traffic and transportation and broadband. The SPD also includes suggestions for measures to be provided as part of developments that seek to address the challenges of climate change.

The SPD was adopted by the Local Planning Authority at the meeting of its Community and Environment Committee held on 19th February 2020. The adopted SPD will have statutory weight in the decision making process and will be used in the determination of planning applications. 


The Developer Contributions SPD can be viewed here

The Consultation Statement accompanying the SPD can be viewed here

The Adoption Statement accompanying the SPD can be viewed here


The adopted Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document and accompanying Adoption and Consultation Statement can also be inpsected at the following locations:

Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN
The Arc Leisure Centre, 1 Bakewell Road, Matlock DE4 3AZ
Matlock Library, Steep Turnpike, Matlock DE4 3DP
Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Ashbourne DE6 1DR
Ashbourne Library, Crompton, Ashbourne DE6 1DA
Wirksworth Leisure Centre, Hannage Way, Wirksworth DE4 4JG
Wirksworth Library, Town Hall, Wirksworth DE4 4EU

Any person who considers that the Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document has not been prepared in line with the relevant statutory requirements may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of the decision to adopt the Supplementary Planning Document within three months of its adoption.

Adoption Documents

Adopted Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document February 2020

Adoption Statement February 2020

Consultation Statement February 2020




DERBYSHIRE DALES DISTRICT COUNCIL DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD) – CONSULTATION DRAFT 2019

7th October – 18th November 2019

The District Council is consulting upon a Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The purpose of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) is to complement planning policy and provide greater detail about the operation of adopted policy within the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. The Derbyshire Dales Local Plan 2013-2033 aims to protect the environment of the district whilst enabling sustainable development to take place to meet identified needs.

To ensure that sustainable development is achieved, the Local Plan seeks the provision of infrastructure necessary to support new development. Local Plan Policy S10 ‘Local Infrastructure Provision and Developer Contributions’ sets out the expectation that new developments should contribute to both on-site and off-site infrastructure needs. This policy provides the framework for the preparation of the Developer Contributions SPD.

The SPD sets out the basis of the calculation for financial contributions and obligations to be sought from development for the provision of infrastructure necessary to support development. This includes affordable housing, open space, community facilities including for sport and recreation, education, health care, traffic and transportation and broadband.

The SPD also includes suggestions for measures to be provided as part of developments that seek to address the challenges of climate change.  Once adopted the SPD will have statutory weight in the decision making process and will be used in the determination of planning applications.