Concerned about planning? Talk it over with national park planners

This is an archived press release

Thursday 16 June 2011

Peak District National Park residents can talk about planning issues with senior planning managers on Tuesday March 29.

The Peak District National Park Authority has organised a planning surgery at Cliff College, near Calver. Residents can book 20-minute private appointments between 4pm and 8pm to discuss planning cases or suggest ideas on how planning could improve communities.

Any national park resident can book an appointment by contacting the authority’s customer service team on 01629 816200 or   before Friday March 25. The sessions will be held in the Chatsworth Room at Cliff College, off the A623 Baslow Road.

Senior planning officers will be available along with John Herbert, chair of the authority’s planning committee.

John Herbert said: “This event is an opportunity for any national park resident to have a 20-minute private appointment talking about a planning issue and for us to also learn lessons from past planning cases.

“If anyone cannot attend the event but wants to discuss a planning concern or get advice, they can phone, email or see one of our planning officers any weekday between 9.15am and 12.45pm at our offices at Aldern House in Bakewell.”

The authority has run planning surgeries for people to talk about current or future applications in different communities since 2007. This time the authority is also keen to hear about past cases or how people think planning can improve community life.

Planning is one of many national park authority services to assist local communities. Other key work includes Live & Work Rural, which supports new or developing local businesses, and an advisory service for farmers and landowners on achieving grants.

General information about planning issues in the national park can be seen at

This is an archived press release

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