During the time that the Local Plan Review has been progressing through the statutory stages prescribed by Law, the Government has enacted new legislation to reform the development plans system. The relevant provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, commenced on 28th September 2004. This provides that Structure Plans will be replaced by the Regional Spatial Strategy and Local Plans by Local Development Frameworks. However, under the transitional arrangements the Structure Plan will be saved for a period of 3 years from commencement of the Act. In the case of local plans, those which had been on deposit and had an Inspector arranged for the Inquiry at the time of commencement of the new Act, would proceed under the old regulations to adoption. This applies to the Local Plan Review, which was at the public inquiry stage at commencement of the new Act. This Review Plan will therefore be saved for a period of 3 years, during which time it will be progressively replaced by new Development Plan Documents as part of the new system of Local Development Frameworks.
As part of its reform of the planning system the Government is in the process of replacing some Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG) with Planning Policy Statements (PPS). This process identifies a number of priority PPGs in need of early updating and revision. The remaining PPGs will only be reviewed as and when necessary in light of their policy and strategic significance. In the meantime the current PPG will remain in place. The advice contained in PPSs is designed to be taken into account by Local Planning Authorities in the preparation of Local Development Documents, whereas PPGs set out the advice to be taken into account in the preparation of Local Plans. However, since PPSs represent the most up to date national guidance and may be material to decisions on individual planning applications, it is appropriate that the policy advice contained within them is referred to in this Local Plan.”
Purpose of the Plan
The Council is required, under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to prepare and maintain an up to date Local Plan for the whole of the North East Derbyshire District.
This Plan provides detailed guidance on where new developments can take place; and sets out the factors that will be taken into account by the Council when considering all proposals for development.
The guidelines for the distribution of development in the North East Derbyshire District is set out in the Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan. The current Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan is for the period 1991 to 2011. This Local Plan Review aims to update and roll forward the policies and proposals of the current adopted Local Plan to cover the plan period 2001 – 2011, in accordance with the Joint Structure Plan.
Format of the Plan
The Local Plan consists of a written statement and accompanying Proposals Map indicating the site specific policies and proposals.
This plan is broken down into separate chapters, each containing related policies. These chapters are:
1. General Strategy
2. Natural Environment
3. Built Environment
4. Employment, Development and Tourism
6. Town Centres and Retailing
8. Recreation and Leisure
9. Community Facilities, Services and Utilities
10. Monitoring and Implementation
How to use the Plan
Some of the policies and proposals in this Local Plan are cross-referenced. There is, however, a need to read the whole of the Plan in order to gain a complete view of how it may affect particular buildings or areas of land.
The Local Plan Area
This Local Plan covers the area of North East Derbyshire District outside the Peak District National Park. The Peak Park area of North East Derbyshire is covered separately by the Structure Plan and Local Plan produced by the Peak Park Authority. This district is comprised of 24 parishes and in 2001 had a population of 96940 people (Census 2001).
North East Derbyshire Parishes and Population Estimates (Census 2001)
|Grassmoor, Hasland & Winsick||
|Heath & Holmewood||
|Holymoorside & Walton||
|Shirland & Higham||
|Sutton Cum Duckmanton||
The landscape of this district varies from the scenic landscapes in the west, at the edge of the Peak District, to the larger more urban settlements in the east with their industrial pasts and coal mining histories. This Local Plan contains polices and proposals which seek to address the diverse needs of these communities. This Local Plan also aims to provide a co-ordinated vision for the district’s future prosperity.