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.

2021 – debate on broad issues and evidence gathering

2022 – preferred issues and options with formal consultation at the end of the year

2023 – draft plan with formal consultation at the end of the year

The dates are approximate. Process may be altered if the current Planning White Paper becomes a bill and is enacted.

Current Consultation

In June and July 2021 we ran thematic workshops for stakeholder groups.  In the autumn we will run more sessions for residents and target audiences.  We welcome comments by email to in response to any of the questions for debate listed in Part 4 of the local plan review Topic Papers, by the end of November 2021.

Workshop  Guidance


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.

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

Parish Statements

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