Your call on future development sites

Derbyshire Dales District Council needs to find additional land for housing and other uses over the next 15 to 20 years - and local people can help.

A 'Call for Sites' consultation has begun as part of the on-going Local Plan preparations. New sites and previously suggested sites should be submitted to the District Council for further consideration before the deadline of 5pm on Thursday 4 December 2014.

Suggest a site online or call our Planning Policy Team on 01629 761241.

Suggestions are welcome for any land or buildings that could be suitable for housing including sites for gypsies and travellers, retail, leisure or commercial uses.

All sites will be assessed by the District Council - but please note that putting forward a site does not guarantee that it will be allocated in the Local Plan or be granted planning permission.

  • Derbyshire Dales District Council recently withdrew its pre-submission Local Plan from a public examination following a Government Planning Inspector's declaration that the number of new homes envisaged in the Dales Plan is too low.
  • At the end of July, Government Inspector Keith Holland, presiding over a two-day examination of a pre-submission draft of the Plan, decided the 4,400 dwellings the council estimated should be built locally in the period 2006-2028 was more than 2,000 homes short of what was needed.
  • Now the District Council is looking again at the Plan and inviting local people to submit suggestions of potential housing sites that have so far not been investigated.

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