The Peak District National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the National Park area. Other related matters such as Building Control or Environmental Health are the responsibility of the relevant District Councils.
The details of current and decided planning applications are available to view online at portal.peakdistrict.gov.uk
Searches can be carried out by applicant name, site address, or by using the application reference number. Details of planning appeals since 2012 are also available via this search tool.
The Development Management service is reacting to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus. New planning applications are currently being registered and allocated to officers. However, due to reduced staffing numbers and remote working, there is a significant delay throughout the application process.
Site visits and meetings will not be undertaken if customers or planning officers are clinically vulnerable, or where social distancing cannot be achieved. Consultation on planning applications will continue. If you have been consulted on an application, or wish to comment and require an extension of time to respond, please contact the case officer. We are providing the service as far as we are able to while ensuring we comply with Government guidance for safeguarding of our staff and customers.
We are now able to publish Notices in the local press for planning applications which require this method of consultation including application for listed buildings or in conservation areas. Where an application requires a yellow site notice, these are being displayed at the development site. You can view the weekly list of planning applications received by the Authority.
If you have made a report of potentially unauthorised development to us, there will be delays in investigating and responding to these reports.
Although the current situation is unprecedented, no development should take place without the necessary permissions in place.
In line with government guidance we have issued a temporary update to our Statement of Community Involvement, which outlines how we involve the public in the planning process.
Temporary Changes to the Pre-Application Advice Service
The PDNPA has extended the suspension of the pre-application advice service until mid-November. We had anticipated being able to reinstate the full service in August, but the impact of Covid-19 has significantly impacted on how we deliver the planning service. There has been no downturn in the number of planning applications received during this period, but officers have been unable to carryout site visits and hold meetings with clients. The situation is changing, but we do have a backlog of applications to be determined. As such, we are unable to reinstate the pre-application service at this time. We anticipate being able to reinstate the full service in November.
Until such time as the full pre-application advice service is reinstated, Customer and Business Support Team Advisors will continue to offer advice on whether planning permission is required. The advisors will also signpost enquirers to the planning advice available on the website including validation guidance, planning policies, the Design Guide and other supplementary planning policy documents.
The Development Management Service will continue to offer chargeable pre-application advice submitted for works related to:
- Grade 1 listed properties
- Grade 2* listed properties
- Major development (whether development is ‘major’ will be determined by the decision maker)
Advice from Planning Officers for all other categories is suspended until Mid-November.