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Latest draft of Local Plan to be discussed

The latest draft of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan will be discussed by councillors next week (27 July) ahead of another round of public consultation.

After working through feedback from a recent six-week consultation the District Council’s Local Plan Advisory Committee will meet at County Hall, Matlock, at 6pm next Wednesday to agree on an updated “pre-submission” draft.

The final version of the Local Plan will guide local development in the Dales up to the year 2033.

Any member of the public wishing to speak at the latest meeting must notify the council no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 26 July by calling 01629 761133 or emailing
committee@derbyshiredales.gov.uk. The District Council's Constitution limits public participation to a maximum of one hour, with individual slots limited to three minutes - or less depending on demand.

  • The agenda for the meeting is available to view here on the District Council’s website.

A special meeting of the full council will follow at 6pm on 8 August 2016 at County Hall to give all councillors an opportunity to comment on the pre-submission draft.

An online consultation available from 11 August to 22 September will be supported by public meetings on 16 August at Ashbourne’s Elim Pentecostal Church, and on 22 August at Highfields School, Matlock. Both start at 7pm.

A final version of the Local Plan will be submitted to Government for scrutiny before the end of the year.

At two meetings last week, the Local Plan Advisory Committee considered the views of local people who took part in a public consultation that ran from 7 April to 19 May - including 2,600 comments from around 800 individuals.

A total of 6,015 homes are earmarked for the district in the draft document, with 32 residential sites provisionally allocated – 18 in the central area and 14 in the southern area.

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