Local Plan review 2022

Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Review

Derbyshire Dales District Council, is the local planning authority for that part of its area that sits outside of the Peak District National Park. In December 2017 the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan was formally adopted. It sets out the policies and proposals for the use and development of land for the period 2013-2033. Regulation 10A of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) requires local planning authorities to review Local Plans at least once every five years from their adoption date to ensure that policies remain relevant and effectively address the needs of the local community. To comply with this duty, a review of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan must be completed by December 2022.

The Local Plan Review will set out the planning framework for the District for the period to 2040 and will cover issues such as; housing provision, the economy, retail and town centres; infrastructure provision and the environment. It will also set out policies by which planning applications will be determined, in addition to allocating land for housing, employment and other uses.

At an extraordinary meeting of Council on 9th November 2020 Members resolved that a review of the adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan be undertaken and agreed a timetable for its review. The agenda papers to the meeting of Council on 9th November 2020 are available on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website under the committee papers section.

A review of the Local Plan has been undertaken to identify those parts of the Local Plan where modifications are considered appropriate to ensure compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework, Planning Practice Guidance and reflect local circumstances; evidence; and Council aspirations. A report to Council on 19th January 2021 sets out the work that has been undertaken, advises of those aspects of the Plan that will require modification. The agenda papers to the meeting of Council on 19th January 2022 are available on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website under the committee papers section.

As part of the Local Plan review work has been undertaken to consider the Housing Needs for 2017-2040 and evidence on housing land availability through an update to the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. A report to Council on 24th March 2022 outlined the work that has been undertaken in respect of the identification of additional housing sites, and the extent to which those sites are capable of meeting the future housing needs. The report also outlines proposals for future work on the Local Plan .

Evidence Base

To support the development of the new Local Plan and the formulation of planning policies, a sound evidence base is required to underpin the Local Plan Review.

The following pieces of work have been undertaken to inform and update the evidence base and are available to view at the following links:

  • Strategic Housing Requirements 2017-2040 [PDF 3.97MB]
  • Employment Land Capacity 2017 – 2040 [PDF 1.71MB]
  • Retail Study [PDF 5.8MB]
  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment [PDF 5.27MB]
  • Index [PDF 8.45MB]
  • Appendix A_A1 [PDF 5.9MB]
  • Appendix A_Ashbourne [PDF 5.5MB]
  • Appendix A_B1 [PDF 6.2MB]
  • Appendix A_B2 [PDF 7.6MB]
  • Appendix A_B3 [PDF 7MB
  • ]Appendix A_Brailsford [PDF 3MB]
  • Appendix A_C1 [PDF 7.6MB]
  • Appendix A_C2 [PDF 7.3MB]
  • Appendix A_C3 [PDF 7.1MB]
  • Appendix A_C4 [PDF 5.8MB]
  • Appendix A _Clifton [PDF 3.9MB]
  • Appendix A_Cromford [PDF 5.8MB]
  • Appendix A_D1 [PDF 6.3MB]
  • Appendix A_D2 [PDF 5.5MB]
  • Appendix A_D3 [PDF 7MB]
  • Appendix A_D4 [PDF 6.4MB]
  • Appendix A_Darley Bridge [PDF 4.4MB]
  • Appendix A_Doveridge [PDF 3MB]
  • Appendix A_E1 [PDF 6MB]
  • Appendix A_E2 [PDF 5.8MB]
  • Appendix A_E3 [PDF 7.4MB]
  • Appendix A_F1 [PDF 7.3MB]
  • Appendix A_F2 [PDF 6MB]
  • Appendix A_G1 [PDF 6.9MB]
  • Appendix A_G2 [PDF 5.6MB]
  • Appendix A_G3 [PDF 5.3MB]
  • Appendix A_H1 [PDF 7.3MB]
  • Appendix A_H2 [PDF 7.2MB]
  • Appendix A_Hulland Ward [PDF 3MB]
  • Appendix A_Matlock Bath [PDF 5MB]
  • Appendix A_Matlock [PDF 4.8MB]
  • Appendix A_Middleton [PDF 4MB]
  • Appendix A_Northwood [PDF 4MB]
  • Appendix A_Rowsley [PDF 3.9MB]
  • Appendix A_Sudbury [PDF 3.4MB]
  • Appendix A_Tansley [PDF 3.5MB]
  • Appendix A_Wirksworth [PDF 4MB]
  • Appendix B_A1 [PDF 30MB]
  • Appendix B_B1 [PDF 15MB]
  • Appendix B_B2 [PDF 28MB]
  • Appendix B_B3 [PDF 33MB]
  • Appendix B_C1 [PDF 26MB]
  • Appendix B_C2 [PDF 18MB]
  • Appendix B_C3 [PDF 34MB]
  • Appendix B_C4 [PDF 30MB]
  • Appendix B_D1 [PDF 31MB]
  • Appendix B_D2 [PDF 15MB]
  • Appendix B_D3 [PDF 36MB]
  • Appendix B_D4 [PDF 27MB]
  • Appendix B_E1 [PDF 18MB]
  • Appendix B_E2 [PDF 18MB]
  • Appendix B_E3 [PDF 30MB]
  • Appendix B_F1 [PDF 44MB]
  • Appendix B_F2 [PDF 30MB]
  • Appendix B_G1 [PDF 38MB]
  • Appendix B_G2 [PDF 4.4MB]
  • Appendix B_G3 [PDF 34MB]
  • Appendix B_H1 [PDF 58MB]
  • Appendix B_H2 [PDF 4MB]
  • Appendix C_H2 [PDF 4MB]
  • Appendix D [PDF 6.3MB]
  • Appendix E_B2 [PDF 5.7MB]
  • Appendix E_B3 [PDF 5.4MB]
  • Appendix E_C3 [PDF 5.5MB]
  • Appendix E_D3 [PDF 5.5MB]
  • Appendix E_D4 [PDF 5.3MB]
  • Appendix E_E3 [PDF 6MB]
  • Appendix E_F1 [PDF 5MB]
  • Appendix E_F2 [PDF 5MB]
  • Appendix E_G1 [PDF 5MB]
  • Appendix E_G2 [PDF 4.4MB]
  • Appendix E_H1 [PDF 4.5MB]
  • Appendix E_H2 [PDF 4MB]
  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [PDF 2.94MB]
  • Initial Strategic Housing and Economic Development Land Availability Assessment [PDF 7.4MB]
  • SHELAA Appendices [PDF 68.3MB]

Further updates to the evidence base will be made and uploaded to the website accordingly when available.

Local Plan Timetable

The current timetable for undertaking the review and preparing the Local Plan covering 2017-2040 is set out in the adopted Local Development Scheme.

If you would like a copy of any of the documents, please contact the Planning Policy team by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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