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appendix3

peak district landscape
 

Structure Plan Policies


 

Appendix 3

For information only

Introduction

This appendix sets out the policies in the Structure Plan for the Peak District National Park as adopted in 1994.

Readers may be interested in the reasons that led to the policies in the Structure Plan and its strategy for the National Park. These are set out in the full text of the Structure Plan, which is available from the National Park Office and in libraries in and around the National Park.


GS

1& 2 :

General Strategy

C

1 to 18 :

Conservation

HC

1to 4 :

Housing

SC

1 & 2 :

Shops & Community Services

E

1 to 4 :

Economy

RT

1 to 5 :

Recreation & Tourism

M

1 to 10 :

Minerals

T

1 to 13 :

Transport


GENERAL STRATEGY

General Strategic Policy 1: Development in the Peak National Park

GS1

(a)

All development will be controlled so that the valued characteristics of the Peak National Park can be conserved and enhanced, now and for future generations. To achieve this, development will not normally be permitted where:

(i)

It is incompatible with the policies in the development plan

or

(ii)

it is incompatible with the twin statutory National Park purposes of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the National Park and promoting its public enjoyment, or with the Board's further statutory duty to have regard to the well-being of local communities. Where there is an irreconcilable conflict between these aims, the conservation of the National Park will normally take precedence.

(b)

Major development including that for which a national need is identified, will be subject to the most rigorous examination. Such development will not be permitted save in exceptional circumstances where there is no reasonable alternative and must be shown on balance to be in the overall public interest.

 

General Strategic Policy 2: Development in Bakewell

GS2

In considering proposals for development in Bakewell, the Board will have particular regard to the town's importance as the major centre in the Peak National Park and will make appropriate provision in the Park-Wide Local Plan to facilitate a new livestock market, a relief road and town centre redevelopment which may represent an exception to other policies in this Structure Plan.



CONSERVATION

Conservation Policy 1: The Natural Zone

C1

Development will not be permitted in the gritstone moors, limestone heaths, limestone hills, limestone dales, semi-natural woodlands or other land in the Natural Zone, other than in exceptional circumstances.


Conservation Policy 2: Development in Countryside Outside of the Natural Zone

C2

(a)

Development outside the confines of towns and villages will not normally be permitted unless it is necessary for agriculture, forestry, farm diversification, extension of residential buildings, recreation and tourism, mineral working, or the conversion of traditional buildings for affordable housing for local needs provided that the character and setting of the buildings is not adversely affected.

 

(b)

Development which would not respect, would adversely affect, or would lead to undesirable changes in the landscape or any other valued characteristic of the area will not normally be permitted.

 

(c)

Appropriate scale, siting, landscaping, building materials, and design to a high standard will be essential if permission is to be granted.

 

(d)

Where appropriate, when granting consent, the removal of a building or structure will be required when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was approved.


Conservation Policy 3: Development in Towns and Villages

C3

Development will normally be permitted in a town or village provided that:

   

(i)

It would respect, not adversely affect and, where possible, enhance the valued characteristics of the area including important open spaces and the wider landscape setting

 

and

(ii)

scale, siting, landscaping and building materials are appropriate and design is to a high standard.


Conservation Policy 4: Conservation Areas

C4

Development which would not preserve and, where possible, enhance the valued characteristics of a Conservation Area will not be permitted, other than in exceptional circumstances.


Conservation Policy 5: Agricultural Landscapes

C5

Agricultural landscapes, particularly those in which traditional forms of agriculture are practised and which contribute to the beauty of the National Park will be protected for their own sake. Development which would harm their character or appearance will not normally be permitted, except where it is necessary in accordance with policy C6 or with other policies in this Plan.


Conservation Policy 6 : Agricultural and Forestry Development

C6

(a)

Where it is in accordance with policies C2 and C3:

 

 

(i)

Non-residential development necessary for the practice of agriculture or forestry will normally be permitted;

 

 

(ii)

residential development necessary for and restricted to the practice of agriculture or forestry will normally be permitted provided the need is proven and it cannot be met in a nearby settlement.

 

(b)

Permission will not normally be granted for a new dwelling or other building where the purpose is to meet an agricultural or forestry need previously met by a building which has recently been disposed of for a different purpose.

 

Conservation Policy 7: Farm Diversification

C7

Where it is in accordance with policies C2 and C3, development needed in order to diversify the source of a farm's income will normally be permitted provided that:

 

 

(a)

It will help sustain agriculture as the primary land use

 

and

(b)

it is of a scale and type which will not adversely affect the function or character of the main group of farm buildings as the centre of operations of an agricultural unit

 

and

(c)

it does not make use of a non-vernacular farm building which would be inappropriate to the area when not in agricultural use

 

and

(d)

it will not result in a foreseeable need for replacement agricultural buildings which would not be acceptable under policy C6.


Conversion Policy C8: Evaluating Sites and Features of Special Importance

C8

In all cases involving statutory designation or an international, national or regional interest, and wherever otherwise appropriate, an evaluation of the development proposal's impact on these interests will be required, to specifications approved by the Board, before any relevant planning application is determined.

 

Conservation Policy 9 : Listed Buildings and other Buildings of Historic or Vernacular Merit

C9

(a)

The effective conservation of all buildings of historic or vernacular merit will be pursued by ensuring that they continue to be used for purposes suited to the conservation of the buildings themselves and to their locations. Development which adversely affects the particular merits of such a building will not normally be permitted.

 

(b)

Other than in exceptional circumstances, development, demolition or other work requiring listed building consent will not be permitted where it does not preserve and, where possible, enhance the listed building's features of special architectural or historic interest or its setting. Conversion of listed agricultural buildings to residential use (including holiday accommodation other than a camping barn) will not normally be permitted.


Conservation Policy C10: Sites of Historic, Archaeological or Cultural Importance

C10

(a)

Other than in exceptional circumstances development will not be permitted where it would adversely affect a site or feature (or its setting) which has statutory designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument or which is of international, national or regional importance.

 

(b)

In addition, development will not normally be permitted where it would result in loss of or damage to any other site or feature of historic, archaeological or cultural importance or its setting.

 

(c)

Where development is permitted, the developer will be required to minimise its impact and, as appropriate, to record, safeguard and enhance the sites or features of special importance.

 

Conservation Policy 11: Sites of Wildlife, Geological or Geomorphological Importance

C11

(a)

Other than in exceptional circumstances, development will not be permitted where it would adversely affect a site or feature (or its setting) or species which has statutory designation or is of international, national or regional importance, including:

 

 

(i)

A Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 

 

(ii)

A National Nature Reserve.

 

 

(iii)

A Local Nature Reserve.

 

 

(iv)

Species listed under schedules 1, 5 or 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 or subsequent legislation.

 

 

(v)

A Special Protection Area.

 

(b)

In addition, development will not normally be permitted where it would result in loss of or damage to any other site, feature or species of ecological, geological or geomorphological importance or to its setting.

 

(c)

Where development is permitted, the developer will be required to minimise its impact and as appropriate, to record, safeguard and enhance the sites or features of special importance.

 

Conservation Policy 12 : Important Parks and Gardens

C12

Development which would adversely affect the character or setting of those parks and gardens which make an important contribution to the National Park will not normally be permitted.


Conservation Policy 13: Trees, Woodlands and other Landscape Features

C13

Development will not normally be permitted where it would lead to the loss of or damage to important trees, woodlands or other landscape features, in particular where they are covered by a Tree Preservation Order or an agreement concluded with the Board. Where development would put important trees or woodlands at risk, adequate space must be left for appropriate replacement trees to become established.

 

Conservation Policy 14: Enhancement and Improvement

C14

(a)

Wherever development is permitted, a design will be sought that respects the character of the area and, where appropriate, incorporates habitat conservation or creation, landscape treatment (often including tree planting) and the provision of other features which enhance the valued characteristics of the area.

 

(b)

Opportunities will be taken to enhance the National Park by the treatment or removal of undesirable features or buildings. Work should be undertaken in a manner which conserves the valued characteristics of the site and its surroundings.


Conservation Policy 15: Pollution and Disturbance

C15

(a)

Development will not normally be permitted where it would generate levels of noise, disturbance, pollution or other emission which would adversely affect land, air or water quality or other valued characteristics of the area, or quiet enjoyment of the area by local residents and visitors.

 

(b)

Action will be taken as appropriate to remove or reduce the impact of unauthorised sources of noise, disturbance, pollution, or other offensive emissions.


Conservation Policy 16: Unstable or Contaminated Land

C16

Development will not be permitted on unstable or contaminated land unless the proposal includes all measures necessary to stabilise the land and remove or treat contamination.

 

Conservation Policy 17: Energy

C17

(a)

Major development to generate or store energy will not be permitted other than in exceptional circumstances.

 

(b)

Small scale development to generate or store energy to meet a local need will normally be permitted provided that it does not detract from the appearance of the landscape or the buildings it serves.

 

Conservation Policy 18: Flood Defence

C18

Development will not normally be permitted in flood risk areas or where it would lead to the loss of adequate maintenance access to a watercourse or the loss of natural flood plain. In exceptional circumstances development might be permitted if it is adequately protected from flooding and the loss of flood plain might be permitted provided that adequate compensatory measures are agreed.

 


HOUSING

Housing and Community Policy 1: Provision for Housing to Meet the Needs of the Park and its People.

HC1

Residential development will normally be permitted where it falls within one of the following categories:

 

(a)

In a town or village, conversion of an existing building of traditional design and materials, in accordance with policy C3.

 

(b)

Dwellings necessary for the purposes of agriculture, or forestry in accordance with policy C6.

 

(c)

Development in settlements which is necessary for the relocation of non-conforming uses or which would enhance the valued characteristics of the Park.

 

Provision will not be made beyond these categories. Permission will not be granted and land will not be allocated in the local plan for general housing demand or need. Exceptionally, permission will be granted for the development of affordable housing to meet local needs (whether by new build, or conversion) in accordance with policies HC2 and HC3.

 

Housing and Community Policy 2: Affordable Housing for Local Needs

HC2

Exceptionally, new residential development or the conversion of existing buildings to residential use will be permitted provided that:

 

 

(a)

There is evidence of local need for affordable housing

 

and

(b)

the site is in a town or village, or on the edge if no suitable internal site is available, or is an existing building in the countryside in accordance with policy C2

 

and

(c)

a satisfactory mechanism is put in place to restrict the occupancy of the housing in perpetuity to those with a local need

 

and

(d)

the housing would be affordable by those on low or moderate incomes and is of a type and size which will remain affordable.

 

Housing and Community Policy 3: Distribution of Affordable Housing for Local Needs

HC3

Development to meet local needs for affordable housing in accordance with policy HC2 will normally be accommodated in the parish in which the need arises. Where this is not feasible, such development will normally be provided in neighbouring towns or villages which have:

 

 

(a)

Been identified as having potential development capacity

 

and

(b)

a basic level of service provision.

 

Housing and Community Policy 4: Residential Caravans and Mobile Homes

HC4

The siting of caravans, mobile homes or other non-permanent structures for use as permanent residential dwellings will not normally be permitted.




SHOPS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Shops and Community Policy 1: Shopping

SC1

(a)

Retail development will not normally be permitted outside towns and villages unless the development is part of a farm diversification programme in accordance with Policy C7.

 

(b)

Within towns and villages, the development of retail services, including improvements to existing services, will normally be permitted.

 

(c)

Proposals for the change of use of retail premises will not normally be permitted other than where it is shown that the retail use is no longer viable or required by the local community and that the new use meets another community need.


Shops and Community Policy 2: Community Services

SC2

(a)

Proposals for the development of non-retail community services, including improvements to existing services, will normally be permitted.

 

(b)

Proposals for the change of use of community service premises will not normally be approved, unless it is shown that the service is no longer viable and is not required by the local community.


ECONOMY

Economy Policy 1: Economic Development

E1

(a)

Development which provides for employment will normally be permitted provided that it is of a scale and type which is clearly intended to meet local needs, Such development will not normally be permitted outside the confines of towns and villages unless it is in furtherance of policies C7, C8, RT1 to RT4 and E2 to E4. Exceptionally, development may be permitted on the edge of a town or village which does not have a suitable location within it.

 

(b)

Warehousing will not normally be permitted unless it is ancillary to an existing business within the National Park and fulfils a need which cannot be met elsewhere.

 

Economy Policy 2: Bakewell and the Hope Valley

E2

Strictly limited provision will be made in the Local Plan for small scale industrial development in Bakewell and in the Hope Valley.

 

Economy Policy 3: Home Working

E3

Permission will normally be granted for change of use of part of a dwelling, or its extension where this involves change of use, from residential to Class B1 industrial or office use, provided that this does not result in loss of either the prime residential use of the building or the residential character of the surrounding area.

 

Economy Policy 4: Safeguarding Industrial/Business Land and Buildings

E4

Planning permission will not normally be granted for development which would lead to the loss of existing industrial land and buildings or business premises. An exception may be made where use for an employment purpose is not compatible with other Development Plan policy.




RECREATION AND TOURISM

Recreation and Tourism Policy 1: Recreation and Tourism Development

RT1

Recreation and tourism development will normally be permitted provided that:

 

 

(a)

It relates to quiet enjoyment and activities dependent upon the use of the natural and physical characteristics of the area; or is for community recreation, especially to meet an identified shortfall in the basic level of provision

 

and

(b)

its scale, form and character will not adversely affect the valued characteristics of the area taking into account:

 

 

 

(i)

Potential conflict with other established and appropriate recreation activities

 

 

and

(ii)

the carrying capacity of the area (ecological, physical and perceptual)

 

 

and

(iii)

its location in the following recreation and tourism zones:

 

Zone1
Where small scale and low key recreation and tourism development may be appropriate.

 

Zone 2
Where modest scale recreation and tourism development may be appropriate.

 

Zone 3
Where development associated with the higher intensities of recreation and major tourism facilities may be appropriate.

 

Recreation and Tourism Policy 2: Safeguarding Recreation Sites and Resources

RT2

Existing community recreation sites and areas or features which provide important recreation resources will normally be safeguarded, unless a satisfactory replacement is provided.

 

Recreation and Tourism Policy 3: Tourist Accommodation

RT3

(a)

Development which provides tourist accommodation will normally be permitted provided that it involves extension or improvement of existing built accommodation, or acceptable conversion of traditional buildings. The construction of separate new buildings to provide tourist accommodation will not normally be permitted unless as an extension of existing accommodation.

 

(b)

Where the proposal is on a farm, Policy C7 also applies. Change of use to a camping barn will normally be permitted, provided that the character and setting of the barn will not be adversely affected.

 

Recreation and Tourism Policy 4: Camping and Caravans

RT4

(a)

The development or improvement of touring camping and caravan sites will normally be permitted within the recreation and tourism zones as follows:

 

 

Zone 1
Where only small well-screened backpack campsites are appropriate.

Zone 2 & 3
Where small sites may be appropriate provided that they are well screened and close to existing farmsteads.

 

(b)

Sites which would be out of keeping with their surroundings, for example because they are too large, will not normally be permitted.

 

(c)

Proposals for static caravans will not normally be approved. The conversion of existing static pitches to touring pitches will normally be supported.

Recreation and Tourism Policy 5: Mobile Vendors

RT5

Proposals by mobile vendors to use sites within the Park will not normally be approved unless it is accepted that an exceptional and compelling need exists and permanent facilities are impracticable, undesirable, or not available nearby. Sites will normally be in car parks or picnic sites.



MINERALS AND WASTE DISPOSAL

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 1: No Land Allocation for New Workings or Extensions

M1

Land will not be allocated in the local plan for new mineral workings, extensions of existing mineral workings, mineral processing, waste disposal sites, oil and gas operations, or other ancillary development.

 

Mineral and Waste Disposal Policy 2: Rigorous Examination and Strict Control of all Proposals

M2

All proposals for mineral extraction, mineral processing, waste disposal, or ancillary development will be subject to the most rigorous examination and will be strictly controlled. For all proposals it should be demonstrated that:

(a)

The development will be in the public interest, and

(b)

no reasonable alternative source, site, or means of production or disposal is available that is, on balance, less damaging to the National Park.

 

Minerals & Waste Disposal Policy 3: Major Development Proposals

M3

Major development will not be permitted other than in exceptional circumstances in which the Board is convinced that it is essential to meet a national need which overrides the national policy to protect the National Park.

 

Minerals & Waste Disposal Policy 4: Aggregates Landbank

M4

In considering proposals for mineral extraction the Board will, unless exceptional circumstances prevail, have regard to the need to maintain a stock of permitted reserves of aggregates (a 'landbank'), appropriate for the National Park as a whole.

 

Minerals & Waste Disposal Policy 5: Other Development Proposals

M5

Other proposals will not normally be permitted unless:

(a)

It would be a small-scale operation

or

(b)

it would result in the appropriate reclamation of land which is currently derelict or degraded which warrants treatment

or

(c)

it is a small-scale variation to an existing operation, which would result in an overall environmental improvement

or

(d)

it would involve small-scale and temporary mineral exploration operations.

 

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 6 - Safeguarding Known Mineral Resources

M6

Development on, or in proximity to, land containing known mineral resources will not normally be permitted where it would conflict with the need to safeguard those resources. Stone suitable for building, roofing, restoration and conservation work will be safeguarded from sterilisation or extraction for other purposes. Extraction of limestone of a high chemical purity will not normally be permitted, except where the limestone produced is intended primarily for purposes for which high chemical purity limestone is essential. The extraction of limestone for flue gas desulphurisation purposes will not normally be permitted.

 

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 7: Minimising the Impact of Operations

M7

Before planning permission is granted for any proposal the applicant will be expected to show, as far as practically possible, that:

(i)

The intended methods of operation or working will minimise impacts on the valued characteristics of the area

and

(ii)

the site will be restored and used in an appropriate manner so as to achieve a beneficial afteruse of the site and appropriate maintenance

and

(iii)

any relevant land stability issues have been investigated and will be resolved.

 

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 8: Oil or Gas Operations

M8

(a)

In sensitive areas or in areas of international, national or regional importance, oil or gas operations (including exploration, appraisal, or production boreholes, or associated pipelines) will not be permitted other than in exceptional circumstances. The areas are:

(i)

The 'Natural Zone'.

(ii)

National or Local Nature Reserves.

(iii)

Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

(iv)

Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

(v)

A Special Protection Area.

(b)

In other areas of the Park proposals for oil and gas operations will be considered in accordance with policies M1-6.

(c)

The siting of gathering stations or gas processing plants will not normally be permitted within the National Park.

 

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 9: Withdrawing Permitted Development Rights

M9

In cases where development ancillary to mineral working poses a real or specific threat to the valued characteristics of the National Park, Directions will be made under Article 4 of the Town & Country Planning General Development Order 1988 to require the submission of a planning application.

 

Minerals and Waste Disposal Policy 10: The Review of Existing Mineral Permissions

M10

Mineral sites will be reviewed under the terms of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Where appropriate, planning permissions will be updated to modern standards, so as to minimise any adverse effects. In the case of dormant sites, 'Prohibition' or 'Suspension' Orders will be made where appropriate.



TRANSPORT

Transport Policy 1: Reconciling Transport Demands with National Park Objectives

T1

(a)

In the National Park, environmental quality will be the primary criterion in the planning of the transport system, the design of alterations and the management of traffic, subject always to safety considerations.

 

(b)

New development proposals will not normally be permitted if the amount and type of traffic generated requires the alteration of roads that are not included in the Strategic Road Network as defined in T2, or if the road access to, or traffic circulation and parking arrangements associated with the development are inadequate.

 

Transport Policy 2: The Road Hierarchy

T2

(a)

For the purpose of routing the different kinds of road traffic and as a basis for investment decisions, the roads in the Park will be categorised as follows:

 

 

(i)

The Strategic Road Network (SRN), comprising the trunk roads and the majority of other Class A roads. Highway investment, other than traffic management, should be concentrated on this network.

 

 

(ii)

The Secondary network, comprising link roads between the SRN and the main industrial sites, settlements and recreation areas.

 

 

(iii)

All other roads.

 

(b)

Traffic which must enter or cross the Park will be directed first toward the SRN and only to the other two levels of the hierarchy as required locally. The third level of the hierarchy will generally be only for light traffic.

 

Transport Policy 3: Cross-Park Traffic

T3

(a)

Transport developments, including traffic management schemes, which reduce the amount of cross-park road traffic, will normally be supported.

 

(b)

No new road for cross-park traffic will be constructed and with the exception of those schemes referred to in policy T5 of this plan, no existing road will be subjected to major alteration, unless there is a compelling national need which cannot be met by any reasonable alternative means and which is demonstrated to be in the overall public interest, in accordance with policy GS1.

 

(c)

Pending a decision on the trans-Pennine transport strategy the Woodhead tunnels will be safeguarded by the Board for transport use.

 

Transport Policy 4: Abandoned Road Schemes

T4

The following road schemes, originally listed in the Peak District National Park Development Plan First Review, 1969 have been abandoned and will no longer be safeguarded:

 

(a)

A6 Rowsley By-pass.

 

(b)

A623 Peak Forest Diversion.

 

(c)

A619/623 Baslow By-pass.

 

(d)

A6013 Bamford By-pass.

 

(e)

B6001 (formerly A622), Grindleford By-pass.

 

(f)

B6001 (formerly A622), Hathersage By-pass.

 

(g)

B6012 (formerly A623), Beeley Bridge Diversion.

 

(h)

C288 (formerly B5056), Youlgreave By-pass.

 

Transport Policy 5: New Road Schemes

T5

(a)

The following trunk road schemes are programmed by the Department of Transport and will be safeguarded:

   

(i)

A628 Mottram Hollingworth Tintwistle By-pass.

   

(ii)

A628 Tintwistle to Salters Brook improvements.

   

(iii)

A616/628 Salters Brook to Stocksbridge improvements.

   

(iv)

A523 Miles Knoll to Waterhouses improvement.

 

(b)

Derbyshire County Council is investigating road improvements to the A623 at Sparrowpit. Land in any agreed scheme will be safeguarded.

 

(c)

Land for an A6-A619-A6 Bakewell Relief Road will be safeguarded by the Board.

 

(d)

Road schemes required to implement village or area management plans, or to achieve minor improvements for safety purposes, will normally be permitted and will be safeguarded.

 

Transport Policy 6: Public Transport

T6

(a)

The Board will use its powers to retain and improve public transport infrastructure where practicable. In any village or area management scheme, or any new development, these powers will be used to encourage the appropriate physical provision for the continuation or introduction of public transport, including park and ride. The Board will encourage the authorities and agencies with statutory responsibility for public transport and highways to use their powers to the same ends.

 

(b)

The route of the former railway between Hadfield and Dunford Bridge, especially the Woodhead tunnels, will be safeguarded for possible re-use as a railway.


 

(c)

The reinstatement of the Buxton to Matlock railway line will be supported and that section of the route within the National Park will be safeguarded.

 

(d)

The practicability of segregated routes for public transport will be investigated in the following corridors, and required areas of land will be safeguarded:

   

(i)

Hope - Castleton.

   

(ii)

Bamford - Ladybower.

   

(iii)

Baslow - Chatsworth/Bakewell.

   

(iv)

Ashbourne - Dovedale.


Transport Policy 7: Freight Transport, Haulage Depots and Lorry Parks

T7

(a)

Appropriate highway and planning powers will be used to encourage rail freight, restrict the use of unsuitable roads by heavy commercial vehicles and limit the size and weight of lorries in order to protect the environment, improve road safety and minimise structural damage to the road network. Priority will be given to the use of traffic management measures on roads passing through villages and areas of international, national or regional importance including:

   

(i)

The Natural Zone as set out in Policy C1.

   

(ii)

SPAs, SSSIs, National or Local Nature Reserves.

   

(iii)

Designated Conservation areas and areas worthy of designation.

 

(b)

The installation, retention or improvement of rail freight facilities to quarries and other industrial sites will be supported where practicable.

 

(c)

Other than in exceptional circumstances, new or enlarged road haulage operating centres will not be permitted within designated Conservation Areas.

 

(d)

New or enlarged road haulage operating centres will normally be permitted elsewhere provided that:

   

(i)

The site is outside residential areas

 

and

(ii)

it is accessible to the Strategic Road Network

 

and

(iii)

the access routes are not subject to a weight restriction order.

 

(e)

Planning action will be taken to relocate or discontinue road haulage operating centres which do not comply with the above criteria.


Transport Policy 8: Traffic Management and Parking

T8

(a)

Traffic management measures will be introduced in order to make the best use of the road network, to improve road safety, environmental and traffic conditions and to reduce conflicts between various user groups. New or improved village or area traffic management schemes will be investigated and implemented.

 

(b)

Where appropriate the following measures will be used in the pursuit of the policy in T8(a):

 

 

(i)

Provision of off-street parking and a reduction in on street parking.

 

 

(ii)

Controls on the movement of heavy lorries.

 

 

(iii)

Segregated public transport routes and other public transport priority measures.

 

 

(iv)

Park and ride schemes.

 

 

(v)

Restraint of traffic in shopping, business, residential and recreational areas.

 

 

(vi)

Provision of safe and convenient facilities for non-motorised road users especially alongside roads without a footway or verge.

 

 

(vii)

Restraint on volumes of traffic entering the Park by methods including signing, parking provision and pricing.

 

 

(viii)

Residents' parking schemes.

 

 

(ix)

Speed reduction measures, and other forms of traffic calming.

 

(c)

Parking spaces will be rigorously examined and controlled as follows:

 

 

(i)

Operational parking (ie parking for service and delivery vehicles), and residential parking, will be kept to the minimum required for operational purposes, having regard to future requirements.

 

 

(ii)

Non-operational parking will be restricted in order to discourage car use. The Board will normally expect the provision of new non-operational car parking to be matched by a reduction in parking provision elsewhere, either on or off-street.

 

(d)

The following car park and lay-by proposals from the Peak District National Park Development Plan First Review 1969 are abandoned and will no longer be safeguarded: Bamford (209836), Bradfield (268925), Bradwell (172813), Chunal (035910), Eyam (218765), Ilam (138509), Over Haddon (205665), Thorpe (157502), Goyt Valley (013724), Conksbury Bridge (212657), Danebridge (965652), Archford Moor (113577), Dovedale (145505), Stanton Moor (253635), Longshaw (260802), Blacka Track (295804), Pott Shrigley (945792), Robin Hoods Stride (225623).


Transport Policy 9: Design Criteria for Transport Infrastructure

T9

Transport infrastructure, including lighting, signing and other street furniture, will be carefully designed to take full account of the valued characteristics of the National Park.

 

Transport Policy 10: Cyclists, Horse Riders and Pedestrians

T10

(a)

The Board will use its powers to make provision for new or improved routes for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians, within and to the Park, with the emphasis on safety and the segregation of different user groups. Highway Act and other powers should be used to similar ends.

 

(b)

Development which would adversely affect cycling, horse riding and/or pedestrian interests will not normally be permitted.

 

(c)

Irrespective of any future use of the former Woodhead railway line between Hadfield and Dunford Bridge for road or railway purposes, the continuity of the trans-Pennine Trail will be retained, by realignment if required.

 

Transport Policy 11: Access to Sites and Buildings for People with a Mobility Difficulty

T11

New development shall ensure reasonable access to all sites and buildings for people with mobility difficulties.

 

Transport Policy 12: Pipelines, Conveyors and Overhead Lines

T12

(a)

New overground pipe lines or overhead lines will not normally be permitted.

 

(b)

New Conveyors will not normally be permitted, other than in working mineral sites, unless well screened and part of a scheme to reduce lorry traffic.

 

Transport Policy 13: Air Transport

T13

Aircraft landing sites will not normally be permitted.



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