Final Local Plan consultation has now closed

Local people have had a final say on the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan before it goes to the Government for examination at the end of the year.

A public consultation, which started on 11 August after a pre-submission draft of the Local Plan was approved at a special full meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council, ended on 22 September.

Any modifications to the Plan to come out of representations from the consultation will be considered by a full meeting of the council on Thursday 8 December.

A total of 6,571 homes were earmarked for the district in the pre-submission document, with 28 residential sites allocated – 15 in the central area and 13 in the southern area.

Once approved, the Local Plan will guide local development in the Dales up to the year 2033.

The consultation was supported in August by public meetings in Ashbourne and Matlock, together with a public exhibition that has toured the district and is currently available to view at Matlock Town Hall until 22 September.

Copies of the pre-submission Plan were also available at libraries in Wirksworth, Ashbourne and Matlock, at the District Council’s leisure centres in Ashbourne and Wirksworth and at Matlock Town Hall.

Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Pre-Submission Draft Plan [PDF 16MB]
Derbyshire Dales Local Plan Pre-Submission Draft Plan- Proposals Map [PDF 25MB]

At three meetings in July, the council’s Local Plan Advisory Committee considered the views of local people who took part in an earlier public consultation that ran from 7 April to 19 May - including 2,600 comments from around 800 individuals.

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