Planning policy and the Local Plan

Planning policy and the Local Plan

Our Local Plan guides how and where development will take place in the borough, and it is the basis for how we make decisions on planning applications.

We have looked at a wide range of information and research to find out everything we can about our borough and the needs of our residents and businesses, both now and in the future. This helps us to see what development needs to take place and where it can happen, and we use this to build our Local Plan.


Our current Local Plan

The Local Plan for Chesterfield Borough is the Chesterfield Borough Local Plan 2018-2035.

This is supported by a wide range of research and information that can be found in the evidence base


Supplementary guidance

There is a set of Supplementary Planning Documents to provide extra guidance on certain issues. We also publish informal site-specific advice on key regeneration sites.


Other Local Plan documents

Supporting the Local Plan, we have also published the following required documents:

For more details please contact us at or call 01246 345790.

Please note: minerals and waste local development documents are prepared by Derbyshire County Council


More information

You can read more about the purpose of Local Plans and how they are developed on

Last updated on 30 November 2022