Deadline approaching on development sites consultation

The deadline is approaching for local people to have their say on additional land your District Council has to identify for housing and other uses over the next 15 to 20 years.

Call for SitesA 'Call for Sites' consultation began a month ago as part of the District Council's 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 4th December 2014.

Suggest a site online or call the District Council's 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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