Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Topic Papers

These Topic Papers have been prepared to inform the Local Plan Review.  For each subject they:

  • describe the national park context within which our planning polices operate
  • set out existing planning policies
  • examine evidence to assess the effectiveness of existing planning policy measured against strategic objectives set out in the National Park Management Plan(s) and Core Strategy
  • set out the issues and challenges that will drive new policy
  • set out areas for further research and questions for debate

Please note that a Minerals Topic paper will follow.

Climate Change and Sustainable Building

Health and Well-Being

Heritage and Built Conservation


Landscape Biodiversity and Nature  Recovery

Recreation and Tourism

Shops Services and Community Facilities

Spatial Strategy

Supporting Economic Development

Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure


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