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Planning

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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.


Covid-19

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 are not being carried out. 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.

The consultation processes for applications have changed. Local newspapers are not being published and therefore we are unable to post Notices in the press. Due to restrictions, we are unable to erect yellow site notices. Not all applications require a site notice to be displayed, but where they are required we are providing them to applicants and asking that they display the notice for a period of 3 weeks at the application 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.


Temporary Changes to the Pre-Application Advice Service

From 14 February 2020 the PDNPA is making changes to the pre-application advice service. This is a temporary measure due to significant resource issues in the service.

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 will be suspended from 14 February for a 6 month period. Current enquiries which have been registered with the Service will be dealt with in due course.

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Planning search

Here you can find the planning search tool and information on weekly lists, delegated decisions and appeals.

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Planning advice

Here you will find pre-application guidance and advice along with a full range of planning application forms.

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How to have a say

Find out how you can have your say and take an active part in decisions that affect you and your community.

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