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Local Plan Review

Climate change. Nature recovery. Sustainable communities. Low carbon transport.

These are just a few of the big ticket challenges that we need to address in a new Local Plan.

What is the Local Plan?

The Local Plan is a set of documents containing the planning policies for the Peak District National Park. The Local Plan is used to make decisions about the 100s of planning applications received each year.

Why is it being reviewed?

We are legally obliged to review the Local Plan.  We need to check whether the policies have performed well, and whether they are still fit for purpose given the new pressures, challenges and changes in government guidance.

How can I get involved?

We will involve residents and other stakeholders every step of the way throughout the whole process.

What is the timetable?

2023 – writing issues and options with formal consultation late Summer 2023

2024 – preferred options consultation

2025 - draft plan

Latest news

We are currently drafting Issues and Options ready for a statutory consultation late Summer 2023. We are also commissioning evidence on population and housing needs.


All the evidence and information that we build up as part of the Local Plan review process will be used to inform decision-making about new planning policy and be made publicly available here.

Summary of Parish Council Survey Autumn 2022

Thriving and Sustainable Communities definition - final version agreed with the Peak Park Parishes Forum

Stakeholder Workshops - Summer 2021

Results of 'streamlined' on-line survey May 2021

Results of on-line survey Dec 2020

Topic Papers

Responses to Topic Papers from consultees

Parish Statements

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