Derbyshire Dales District Council on 1st July 2021 resolved to make the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan under section 38A (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Ashbourne 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."
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement July 2021
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Notice of Making of the Neighbourhood Plan July 2021
If you would like a copy of any of the documents, please contact the Planning Policy team by email to
The Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Notice of Making of the Plan can also be inspected at: Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN