Dales residents urged to have their say on local planning guidelines

Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to have their say on new planning guidelines setting out the expectation that developments should contribute financially to local infrastructure needs.

The District Council has prepared a supplementary planning document (SPD) to reflect the policies in the recently adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.

To ensure that sustainable development is achieved, the Local Plan seeks the provision of both off-site and on-site infrastructure.

The SPD sets out the basis of the calculation for financial contributions and obligations to be sought from development for the provision of infrastructure necessary to support development. This includes affordable housing, open space, community facilities including for sport and recreation, education, health care, traffic and transportation and broadband.

The SPD also includes suggestions for measures to be provided as part of developments that seek to address the challenges of climate change.  Once adopted the SPD will have statutory weight in the decision making process and will be used in the determination of planning applications.

An online consultation on the draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document can be completed at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/developercontributionsSPD

The District Council's Planning Policy team can be contacted for more information by email at localplan@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or by phone on 01629 7611251.


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