Local people are being invited to comment on a draft neighbourhood development plan that sets out a vision for the future of Darley Dale.
If adopted, the policies in the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan will be used to help determine planning applications in the parish.
Drawn up by the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG), on behalf of Darley Dale Town Council, the draft has been formally submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council and is subject to a period of six weeks of publicity.
Local people can have their say on the document in an online consultation here - and all representations received will be considered by an independent Examiner who will report on the plan prior to a local referendum on the final document.
Once 'made' by the District Council, the Neighbourhood Plan becomes a legal planning policy document that must be used in the assessment of planning applications and by developers preparing an application for submission to the planning authority.
The Plan covers the whole of the Parish of Darley Dale, setting out planning policies for that area from 2017-2033 - the same timeframe as the evidence base documents produced to support the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
The Derbyshire Dales parishes of Doveridge and Wirksworth already have adopted neighbourhood plans, with drafts currently being prepared for the parishes of Ashbourne, Brailsford and Kirk Ireton.
- View the draft Neighbourhood Plan and more information on this webpage.