This is an archived press release
Friday 4 January 2008
4 January 2008
Evening ‘surgery’ with National Park planners
Peak District National Park planners are holding an evening “surgery” on January 14 for those who need advice out of normal office-hours.
Whether they want to ask about a house-extension, a barn-conversion, renewable energy project or new business premises, residents will be able to get individual advice from a planning officer.
The surgery will be from 5pm to 7:30pm at the National Park Authority HQ, Aldern House, Bakewell on Monday January 14.
People can book a time-slot by phoning the Authority’s customer service team on 01629 816200, or simply turn up on the night.
Previous evening surgeries have recently been held in Warslow and Chapel-en-le-Frith, aimed at making the planning process more user-friendly. Planning committee chair Barbara Wilson said: “It’s important that we help people get the answers they need before they send in a planning application or start work – saving everyone time and money.
“Planning is key to protecting this special place, and it’s our job to explain what our planning policies are. It saves everyone a lot of time and frustration and helps us get the best planning solutions for the area.”
The same individual advice service is available at the Authority's head office during normal office hours, or for general information, check the website www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning