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Evening planning surgeries for national park residents

This is an archived press release

Tuesday 8 September 2009

08 September 2009

Evening planning surgeries for national park residents

Peak District National Park planners are holding two evening “surgeries” for those who need general planning advice out of normal office-hours.

Whether people are thinking about house-extensions, renewable energy schemes, conversions, designs, materials or development locations, they can talk to a planning officer at:

  • Methodist Hall, Main Road, Hathersage, 5pm-8pm on Thursday September 24.
  • Peak District National Park Authority headquarters, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, 5pm-8pm on Tuesday October 13.

People can book a 15-minute time-slot through the Authority’s Customer Service team on 01629 816200 or customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk or just drop in on the night.

As time is limited, the surgeries are for general queries only - the officers cannot deal with questions about individual planning applications.

Planning committee chair Cllr Hilda Gaddum said: “These surgeries make it easier for residents to get the advice they need to submit appropriate planning applications with the right information. It helps avoid needless delays and saves everyone time and money.  

“Careful planning is crucial to protecting the national park’s special landscapes and villages, and it’s our job to explain what our planning policies are. We want to work with residents and communities to get the best planning solutions for the area.”

For further details of the surgeries, contact planning liaison officer Wendy Ruddick on 01629 816328.

More detailed planning queries can be dealt with at National Park headquarters, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell - contact Customer Services on 01629 816200 or customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk . General advice is available on www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning

This is an archived press release

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