Local Plan Documents
Local Development Scheme Open or Close
Local Development Scheme – LDS 8
The LDS defines the documents that will form the North East Derbyshire Local Plan and sets out a timetable for their production, including the key stages when local communities have the opportunity to get involved.
The Council is required (by Section 15 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, (as amended by the Localism Act 2011)) to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS). It must also publish up-to-date information showing the state of the authority's compliance (or non-compliance) with the timetable.
The Council’s current Local Development Scheme (LDS8) came into effect on 18th January 2018, following approval by Cabinet on 3rd January 2018 and a short period of public consultation.
LDS8 Update – September 2018
The Local Plan was submitted for examination in May 2018 in line with the adopted timetable, with hearing sessions expected to commence in September 2018. The dates for the hearing sessions are now set to commence in November 2018 and it is not be possible to indicate a timescale for the publication of the Inspector’s Report or plan Adoption until the hearings have been closed.
An update of the current timetable position in relation to the adopted timetable (LDS8) is set out below. This will be kept up to date as the examination progresses
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – The adopted Local Development Scheme timetable indicates that the Council would make a decision on whether there is a business case for preparing a CIL in February 2018.
On 14 February 2018 Cabinet considered a report (Agenda Item 4) which set out the case for implementing CIL. This was based upon the findings of a ‘Whole Plan Viability Study commissioned by the Council and undertaken by an expert viability consultancy which assessed the overall viability of the Local Plan in line with the NPPF, the NPPG and other relevant guidance on viability in plan-making.
The study found that the combination of relatively low values and current high build costs creates a challenging picture for development viability in North East Derbyshire and did not consider the adoption of a CIL to be appropriate at this point in time, but rather the council should continue with the use of the s106 process to help fund necessary infrastructure.
Members resolved to note the findings of the Whole Plan Viability Study and agreed not to implement a Community Infrastructure Levy for the District alongside the emerging Local Plan.
Local Plan 2014-2034 (Publication Draft) - Submission for Public Examination Open or Close
North East Derbyshire Local Plan – Submission of the Local Plan
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (Regulation 22).
The North East Derbyshire Local Plan sets out the Council’s planning framework for future development in the District until 2034. It includes policies and proposals for development that will deliver North East Derbyshire’s housing and employment needs and address a range of key issues facing the District.
The North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014-2034 Publication Draft Local Plan and Supporting Documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on Thursday 24 May 2018 for independent examination. This marks the beginning of a process of public examination that will take place during 2018.
A copy of the Notice of Submission can be viewed below:
To view the Publication Draft Local Plan and the other documents related to the examination please see the ‘Local Plan Examination Library’ webpage.
The examination library contains the documents which support the North East Derbyshire Local Plan and may be used as reference documents during the examination hearings. It will also list documents related to the examination and will be updated as the examination progresses.
The Index of Documents provides an up to date list of all the documents that comprise the library for the examination of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan.
The submission documentation include:
· the North East Derbyshire Local Plan Development Plan Document;
· Policies Maps (map 1, map 2, map 3, map 4, map 5)
· Sustainability Appraisal (SA);
· Statement of Consultation in accordance with Regulation 22;
· Copies of representations made in accordance with Regulation 20; and
· Supporting documents
Copies of the submission documents will be made available at the District Council offices in Wingerworth (2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG), which is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. Please note copies of representations and supporting documents will be made available at the Council offices upon prior request.
Copies of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan Submission documents listed above (excluding copies of the representations and supporting documents) will also be available for inspection at the following libraries (during normal opening hours):
Chesterfield Central, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington, Holmewood, Killamarsh, Wingerworth, and the Mobile Library Services.
Once confirmed by the Secretary of State, dates for the examination hearings, and any pre-hearing meeting, will be published online via the Local Plan Examination Library webpage and all those who responded to the consultation on the Publication Draft Plan and requested to be kept informed will be notified.
Local Plan 2001-2011 Open or Close
The Local Plan:
Identifies specific sites for housing, employment and retail development up to 2011.
Identifies sites and areas for other land uses, including recreation, allotments, urban green spaces, community facilities, wildlife sites, cycle routes and trails.
Defines the limits of settlements within which development will generally be permitted.
Sets out policies to control and influence the location and form of development within the district.
The North East Derbyshire District Local Plan was formally adopted on 28th November 2005. Under the provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 the Local Development Framework system was introduced and policies in the Local Plan were subject to a saving direction for a period of 3 years after adoption.
The Adopted Local Plan including the text and maps can be viewed at our offices during usual opening hours or downloaded below.
You can buy hard copies of the Local Plan from us. Price £35.00 plus £10.50 postage and packaging
A pdf version of the Adopted Local Plan is available to download and associated maps:
Map 1: Proposals Map (17mb)
Supplementary documents relating to the local plan can be viewed here.
Local Plan 2014 - 2034 Previous Stages Open or Close
Publication Draft Plan, February 2018
Consultation on the Publication Draft Plan and supporting evidence took place between 21 February and 4 April 2018. Separate consultation periods applied to three further evidence base documents which were not available in time to be published alongside the main Local Plan:
- Green Belt Topic Paper & Duty to Co-operate Draft Statement of Compliance - consultation took place between 22 March and 3 May 2018.
- Habitats Regulation Appropriate Assessment – consultation took place between 6 April and 18 May 2018.
Consultation Draft Local Plan, February 2017.
The Council published the “North East Derbyshire Local Plan: Consultation Draft” for public consultation between 24th February and 7th April 2017. PDF versions can be downloaded below. Please click here to view the online Consultation Draft Local Plan and representations received.
The Council published a ‘Position Statement’ in November 2016 to provide information about progress with the preparation of the new Local Plan. The statement explains why we are preparing a new Local Plan, how the Plan is evolving in Autumn 2016, and what will be the next steps in the process towards its adoption. It was not a document for public consultation, but for information provision only.
Initial Draft Local Plan (Part 1) 2015
We consulted on the initial draft of the Local Plan (Part 1) and Schedule of Potential Housing Sites between 12 February and 26 March 2015. These can be downloaded below.
Local Strategy Consultation 2012
Consultation on the Local Strategy took place between 2 August and 13 September 2012 and sought comments about the overall development issues and aims, how much new development there should be and where, and whether Green Belt land should be used to provide local affordable housing.
The consultation document and three background papers can be viewed and downloaded below.
Core Strategy Issues and Options Consultation 2009
Previously, we have worked on the preparation of the Core Strategy. However, due to changes in the planning system, the Council will now be preparing a Local Plan. The work already done on the Core Strategy is taken into account when preparing the Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies.
Consultation on the Core Strategy Issues and Options took place between 30 th April and 26 th June 2009 and the consultation documents are below.
Statement of Community Involvement Open or Close
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when you can influence new planning documents covering North East Derbyshire and the ways in which you can comment on planning applications, as well as other forms of submissions such as applications for listed building consents.
The refreshed Statement of Community Involvement was formally adopted on the 28th April 2014 following a period of consultation. It can be downloaded below.