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Conversions Supplementary Planning Document

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The Conversion of Historic Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) should be used by those wishing to convert historic buildings. It provides a level of detail that is necessary to interpret national guidance in the context  of Peak District National Park’s protected landscape.

In particular it clarifies DMP policy DMC10 ‘Conversion of a heritage asset’ by focusing on:

Principle 1: Understand the building and its setting  
Principle 2: Work with the existing form and character  
Principle 3: Follow a conservation approach  
Principle 4: Create responsive new design  
Principle 5: Use appropriate materials and detailing  
Principle 6: Conserve and enhance the setting

Process of adoption

The SPD was amended following the formal consultation and presented to Planning Committee for adoption on 14 January 2022, with details of representations made and the officer response. Planning Committee agreed to adopt the SPD subject to minor modifications in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Committee and the Head of Planning Services. These minor modifications have been made and the Conversion of Historic Buildings was formally adopted on 16 February 2022 and published on Tuesday 5 April 2022.

For information, we have reverted back to the Statement of Community Involvement (2018), as such the Conversion of Historic Buildings SPD will be available to view at our constituent authorities and libraries within and around the Peak District National Park in addition to here on the website.

Please see formal Adoption Notice (160KB) for further information.

Supplementary Planning Document

Conversion of Historic Buildings Supplementary Planning Document (3.8MB)

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