Supplementary planning documents


Supplementary planning documents are documents that support policies within the Development Plan. They are used by planning officers to assess planning applications.

Climate change and sustainable building

The Supplementary Planning Document for Climate Change and Sustainable Building promotes the positive role that low carbon, renewable energy and sustainable buildings can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and we have been implementing its guidance since March 2013.

The document also provides guidance on adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change in ways that are appropriate to the statutorily protected landscapes of the Peak District National Park.


These documents describe the kind of design detailing that individual property owners and businesses should aim to follow, in order to enable positive changes and adaptations to buildings that respond well to the built heritage of the National Park.

Village Design

The following documents were prepared by local communities in conjunction with the National Park Authority. They have been adopted as supplementary planning documents:

Agricultural developments

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