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Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Purpose of the Plan
Format of the Plan
How to use the Plan
The Local Plan Area

Chapters

1. General Strategy
1.1 Introduction
1.3 National Guidance
1.9 Regional Spatial Strategy
1.12 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
1.15 Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan (November 2002)
1.17 Derby and Derbyshire Waste Local Plan (March 2005)
1.19 Neighbouring Local Authorities in Derbyshire
1.25 Sustainable Development
1.33 North East Derbyshire Green Belt
1.38 Peak District National Park
1.41 The Location of Development
1.44 Derelict and Unstable Land
1.47 Development in the Countryside
1.51 Conversions and Change of Use
1.57 Temporary Land Uses and Buildings
1.61 Planning Obligations
1.64 Crime Prevention
1.65 Hazardous Installations
1.68 Access for All
1.71 Access Statements

2. Natural Environment
2.1 Introduction
2.4 National Guidance
2.8 Regional Spatial Strategy
2.9 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
2.10 Countryside Management and Woodlands Projects within the Plan Area
2.12 Landscape Character
2.15 Special Landscape Areas
2.17 Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
2.25 Other Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation
2.27 Species Protected by Law or Nationally Rare Species
2.33 Trees and Hedgerows
2.42 Development and Flood Risks

3. Built Environment
3.1 Introduction
3.3 National Guidance
3.7 Regional Spatial Strategy
3.8 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
3.9 The Design of New Development
3.10 External Lighting
3.12 The Security of Business Premises
3.15 Advertisements and Signs
3.20 Art in Public Places
3.22 Archaeological Sites and Scheduled Ancient Monuments
3.27 Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest
3.35 Conservation Area
3.39 Historic Parks and Gardens

4. Employment, Development and Tourism
4.1 Introduction
4.4 National Guidance
4.7 Regional Spatial Strategy
4.9 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
4.10 Economic Development Strategy for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire (2005 - 2015)
4.13 Employment and Investment Opportunities
4.17 Employment Strategy
4.22 Land Requirements for Employment Uses
4.33 Sites for Employment Development
4.35 Land off Derby Road, Clay Cross
4.37 Markham Vale
4.40 Callywhite Lane, Dronfield
4.43 Land adjacent to Norwood Industrial Estate
4.45 Mixed Use Development Sites
4.50 Avenue Coking Works
4.61 Former Biwaters Site
4.72 Development in Existing Employment Areas
4.76 Employment Development Outside New and Existing Employment Areas
4.79 Employment Development in the Countryside
4.80 Design and Quality for Employment Development
4.82 Tourism
4.88 Tourist Accommodation
4.90 Camping and Caravanning

5. Housing
5.1 Introduction
5.3 National Guidance
5.4 Regional Spatial Strategy
5.7 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
5.8 Housing Requirement
5.14 Housing Provision
5.15 Site Selection
5.16 Urban Capacity Study
5.22 Housing Development on Other Sites within Settlement Development Limits
5.26 Monitoring Housing Provision
5.28 Housing Outside Settlement Development Limits
5.34 Renewal of Planning Permissions
5.35 Domestic Extensions
5.36 Ancillary Accommodation
5.37 Affordable Housing
5.42 Definition of Affordable Housing
5.43 Assessing Needs
5.50 Affordable Housing in Rural Areas
5.53 Affordable Housing on Exception Sites in Rural Areas
5.57 Special Needs Housing
5.60 Accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers
5.63 Mobile Homes, Residential Caravans and Chalets for
Permanent Occupation
5.64 Quality and Design of Housing Development

6. Town Centre and Retailing
6.1 Introduction
6.3 National Guidance
6.4 Regional Spatial Strategy
6.5 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
6.9 Development in Town Centres
6.10 Clay Cross
6.13 Dronfield
6.17 Eckington
6.21 Killamarsh
6.23 The Sequential Approach
6.24 Range of Uses Within Major Shopping/Commercial Centres
6.26 Development in Edge of Centre Locations
6.27 Retails Development in Out of Centre Locations
6.29 Local Shopping Facilities
6.31 Food and Drink Establishments
6.32 Weekly Markets and Cat Boot Sales
6.33 Farm Shops
6.34 Garden Centres

7. Transport
7.1 Introduction
7.4 National Guidance
7.6 Regional Spatial Strategy
7.7 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
7.8 Derbyshire Local Transport Plan (December 2000)
7.9 South Pennines Integrated Transport Strategy
7.10 Highway Proposals
7.11 Clay Cross
7.16 Dronfield
7.17 Wingerworth
7.18 Eckington
7.19 Other Highway Schemes - Markham Vale
7.20 The M1 Motorway
7.21 The Impact of New Development on the Highway Network
7.24 Traffic Management
7.25 Travel Plans
7.26 Walking and Cycling
7.31 Public Transport
7.36 Rail Freight
7.37 Disused Transport Routes
7.40 Car Parking

8. Recreation and Leisure
8.1 Introduction
8.2 National Guidance
8.3 Regional Spatial Strategy
8.4 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
8.5 Sports Initiatives Operating within North East Derbyshire District
8.8 Open Space Standards
8.11 Existing Recreation Facilities and Open Space
8.13 Informal Recreation
8.15 Formal Recreation
8.18 Urban Green Space
8.20 Allotments
8.21 Providing and Improving Facilities through New Development
8.30 New Recreation facilities
8.33 Specialist and Noise Generating Recreational Activities
8.37 Equestrian Activities
8.41 Golf
8.45 Access to the Countryside, Leisure Routes and Rights of Way
8.50 The Chesterfield Canal
8.56 Country Parks

9. Community Facilities, Services and Utilities
9.1 Introduction
9.3 National Guidance
9.7 Regional Spatial Strategy
9.8 The Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan (January 2001)
9.10 Community Facilities
9.17 Public Utilities
9.22 Pollution and Contaminated
9.25 Renewable Energy
9.27 Telecommunications Development

10. Monitoring and Implementation

Appendices
1 Map of Structure Plan Sub-Areas
2 Sustainability Appraisals
3 Scheduled Ancient Monuments
4 Car Parking Standards
5 Settlement Development Limits

Glossary

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