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 in Spring 2023
2024 – preferred options consultation
2025 - draft plan
We are currently drafting Issues and Options ready for a statutory consultation in Spring 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.
Thriving and Sustainable Communities definition - final version agreed with the Peak Park Parishes Forum