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.
Peak District National Park Authority publications
Agreeing and enforcing policies for the National Park is one of our main and most important responsibilities.
Although the Authority has been given the task of looking after the National Park it does so to an agenda set out by central government. It works in partnership with other organisations and individuals. It is a complicated job and to help everyone understand how and why decisions are made, we produce - working with our partners - three key documents:
The Management Plan
The Structure Plan / East Midlands Regional Plan
The Local Plan
The National Park Management Plan is the overarching strategic document and central to the future of the National Park.
It co-ordinates and integrates with other plans, strategies and actions in the National Park, and indicates how the National Park purposes will be delivered through sustainable development.
The current management plan relates to 2006-2011. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary in 2010 for next five year period, and scheduled for adoption in September 2011.
Annual monitoring reports
National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2010-11 (543KB)
National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2009-10 (642KB)
National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2008-09 (522KB)
National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2007-08 (632KB)
The Structure Plan is no longer statutory policy, being replaced on 12 March 2009 by the East Midlands Regional Plan (also know as RSS8), however is still material to planning decisions within the National Park. The Structure Plan sets out a land-use strategy for 10 to 15 years ahead.
The Local Plan supplements the strategy and policies adopted in the Structure Plan with detailed operational policies.shown on an Ordnance Survey based map where certain development policies and proposals apply.
The Local Development Framework is a folder of local development documents that outlines how planning will be managed in the Peak District National Park.
Local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Reports
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2009-2010 (734KB)
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2008-2009 (743KB)
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2007-2008 (593KB)
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2006-2007 (822KB)
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2005-2006 (743KB)
LDF Annual Monitoring Report 2005 (720KB)