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.
- Supplementary Planning Document (12.6MB)
this document replaces earlier guidance (Energy: renewables and conservation) published in 2003)
- Landscape sensitivity guidance (438KB)
- Case studies (5.87Mb)
- Bushey Heath Farm - view on our YouTube channel (2:52)
- Beechenhill Farm - view on our YouTube channel (2:52)
- Aldern House, biomass boiler project - introduction - view on our YouTube channel (3:04)
- Aldern House, biomass boiler project - overview - view on our YouTube channel (8:26)
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.
- Design Guide (2007) (6.1Mb)
- Building Design Guide (1987) (a technical supplement to the 2007 Design Guide) (6.8Mb)
- Detailed Design Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) for Alterations and Extensions (5.1Mb)
- Detailed Design Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) for Shop Fronts (5.4Mb)
- Glossary of Terms (184Kb)
The following documents were prepared by local communities in conjunction with the National Park Authority. They have been adopted as supplementary planning documents:
- Bonsall village design statement (2003)
(This is only available as a paper copy. Please contact Brian Taylor.)
- Loxley Valley design statement (2004) (148KB)
Agricultural developments (2003) (525KB)
Meeting the need for affordable housing (2003) (970KB)