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.
Planning policy examination
On 28 June 2019 Chesterfield Borough Council submitted the proposed submission Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
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 currently consists of the following documents and strategies:
- the 2013 Local Plan; Core Strategy
- saved policies of the 2006 Replacement Chesterfield Borough Local Plan
This is supported by a wide range of research and information that can be found in the evidence base.
The new Local Plan
We are currently working on a new Local Plan that will replace the above documents.
This will provide an update of the overall strategy for the borough and new site allocations looking ahead to 2036.
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:
- the Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out out how we will consult the community on planning policies and proposals
- Local Development Scheme, the programme for work on the development plan documents.
For more details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01246 345790.
Please note: minerals and waste local development documents are prepared by Derbyshire County Council
You can read more about the purpose of Local Plans and how they are developed on Gov.uk.