Derbyshire Dales District Council on 19th February 2020 resolved to make the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Derbyshire Dales and will be taken into account in local planning decisions.
In making this 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 21st January 2020.”
Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan [PDF 7.32MB],
Decision statement [Word 53KB]
Notice of making of the Plan.[Word doc 52KB]
If you would like a copy of any of the documents, please contact the Planning Policy team by email to
The Neighbourhood Plan is also available to be viewed at:
- Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN (Monday to Friday 9am -5pm except Wednesday 9.30am -5pm)
- The Whitworth Centre, Staton 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)For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01629 761251
Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A Referendum on Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan was held on Tuesday 21st January 2020 when local people were invited to vote on this:
"Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Darley Dale Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area."
From an electorate of 4,725, 682 votes in favour and 117 against, so the vote was carried.