Monsal Trail : Essential lighting works is taking place from Mon 13 May for five weeks. Tunnels will remain open but light levels may be lower than usual. Please obey signs and take care when passing the works.
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We are seeking views on whether motor vehicles should be prevented from using Chapel Gate, a 3km route which skirts Rushup Edge near Chapel en le Frith. Our proposal is to make a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to permanently prohibit motor vehicles from this route.
The six-week consultation runs from 16 May 2013 to 28 June 2013.
Further information can be found at http://consult.peakdistrict.gov.uk
The National Planning Policy Framework requires minerals planning authorities (MPAs) to produce an annual Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA). The purpose of the LAA is to identify the amount of aggregate minerals (crushed rock and sand & gravel) that each MPA will need to provide, based on past production and other local considerations. Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the Peak District National Park have undertaken a joint assessment.
Once the LAA has been finalised, it will be incorporated into the emerging Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Plan and will inform the future review of the Peak District Core Strategy. It will enable the Councils and the National Park Authority to plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregate over coming decades.
We would welcome your views on the content of the paper and any suggestions on how to improve the evidence. If you have any questions please ring the Derbyshire County Council Development Plan Team on 08456 058 058 or email email@example.com
The document can be viewed at:
The deadline for comments is 17 May 2013
In 2011 we adopted a new planning strategy for the Peak District National Park called the Core Strategy. This sought to refresh the way we conserve and enhance the valued character of the area whilst finding new ways to support and address the needs of our local communities and businesses who have a central role making this area so special.
In 2012 we reviewed the detailed layers of our planning policies and asked you to let us know if you agree with our preferred options on a wide range of issues.
A consultation ran for 12 weeks from Monday September 24 to Sunday December 16 2012.
Documents and full details on how representations could be submit can be seen on our development management policies consultation page.
The Authority has been operating a scheme to allow some form of public participation at meetings since April 2000. Although there have been some minor changes since its introduction, the scheme has remained relatively unchanged. Over the years, take up of participation opportunities has increased, particularly since the last changes made in May 2011, which formalised practice at the time and effectively removed a limit on the number of people who could participate.
At a meeting on 5 October 2012, the Authority agreed to consult on proposals for a more fundamental review of the scheme.
The consultation on the proposed changes closed on 22 November 2012. A a report including feedback received will be considered at a meeting of the Authority on 7 December 2012. Find out more about the proposed changes.
We intend to introduce a supplementary planning document to add detail to the new climate change policies within the Core Strategy. This will replace existing guidance on renewable energy and broaden the scope to include sustainable building techniques, and the need to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The public consultation on the draft supplementary planning document has now closed. We are now developing the final version, which we expect to be adopted by the end of 2012.
The Peak District National Park Authority met on 25 May 2012 to consider its response to the government’s consultation document on changes to National Park governance.
The Authority welcomes the opportunity to respond to a consultation, which has as its aim increasing local accountability, but questions whether direct elections are the best way to achieve this, when balancing costs and benefits of direct elections against other possible options.
The consultation closed on 31 May 2012. It builds on a previous public consultation into the governance of national park authorities carried out between November 2010 and February 2011.
In September 2011, Defra announced the findings of the consultation. They decided to:
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