Text Size:

LDF Evidence Base

The term 'evidence base' describes the collection of technical documents, studies and research that underpins preparation of the council's Local Development Framework.

A robust evidence base is one of the key tests of soundness of development plan documents during the examination process, the test being that planning policies and proposals should be justified, up-to-date and reliable.

The LDF Evidence Base is a living archive and is updated to take account of newly-released relevant information.

Below are links to the evidence base work that is currently being undertaken or has already been completed.


Regional Spatial Strategy and Evidence


Strategic Housing Requirement

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Housing Needs Study

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Homelessness Strategy

Disabled Persons Housing Needs Study

Assessment of Potential Strategic Greenfield Housing Sites


Employment Land Topic Paper

Northern Sub-Region Employment Land Review

Economic Development Strategies


Chesterfield Town Centre Healthcheck - February 2012

Retail Capacity Studies

Local Centres Survey

CACI 2010 Report - Chesterfield's Retail Offer


Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Greenprint for Chesterfield

Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Study

Green Infrastructure Study

Derbyshire Landscape Character Assessment

Green Wedge and Strategic Gaps Assessment

Derbyshire County Council - Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity

East Derbyshire Greenways Strategy

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy


Joint Transport Study

Derbyshire Local Transport Plan

Network Rail Utilisation Strategy

J29a Operational Capacity Assessment July 2012.pdf

Minerals and Waste

The Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework

Masterplans and Planning Briefs

Chesterfield Town Centre Masterplan

Land South of Chatsworth Road Masterplan

A61/River Rother Corridor Planning Brief

Staveley and Rother Valley Corridor Evidence Base


Infrastructure Study and Delivery Plan

Community Infrastructure Levy


Community Infrastructure Study

Eastern Villages Research Paper

Northern Housing Market Area Population and Household Projections

Community Profiles

State of the Borough Report

Community Strategy for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire

Community Safety Partnership Plan

Census Data 2001


Public Arts Strategy



Complete our online enquiry form.

Phone or text
Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

In person
Customer Service Centre
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1SN

8.30am to 5pm on Mon, Tue, Thu
10am to 5pm on Wed
8.30am to 4.30pm on Fri
9am to midday on Sat for payments

By post
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP

Social Media
  • facebook 
  • YouTube
  • flickr
  • E-Mail