People can have their say on future planning policies in the Peak District National Park as part of a new consultation.
The Development Management Policies document forms part of the Local Plan for the UK’s first and original National Park and will guide all important decisions on the use of land and buildings including locally needed affordable housing, business and community facilities and conserving the distinctive character of the area.
The consultation began on 18 November and runs until 27 January 2017. It is the last formal stage to make representations and the focus of comments should be on the soundness of the plan and the process.
How to comment
Head of Policy and Communities Brian Taylor said: “These are detailed policies used every day by the Authority to consider planning applications. We’ve worked closely with communities and service providers over the past few years to find opportunities for communities and businesses to thrive whilst conserving the landscape scenery of the National Park and its many valued features. We’ve also developed a completely new set of maps showing the different designations that make up the National Park landscape and historic environment. People can comment on any of this detail during the consultation period.”
The consultation documents can be found at many locations in and around the National Park and at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/consultations . Comments can also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. If you do not have access to the internet you may submit comments in writing to Brian Taylor, Head of Policy and Communities, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell DE45 1AE
If you have any difficulty in commenting, or would like help to do so, contact the Policy Planning Team on 01629 816200.