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Evidence base

Evidence base

Our 'evidence base' is a collection of technical documents, studies and research that underpins preparation of our Local Plan.

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 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.


Allotment Strategy 2012

Community Infrastructure Study

Community Strategy for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire

Indices of Deprivation 2015 Report

Indices of Deprivation 2015 Matrix

Northern Housing Market Area Population and Household Projections

Open Space Standards Paper

Open Space Assessment Report

Parks and Open Space Strategy 2015

Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy 2014

State of the Borough Report

Employment and economy

Derbyshire Nottinghamshire (D2N2) LEP Strategic Economic Plan

Economic Development Strategies

Employment Land Topic Paper

Northern Sub-Region Employment Land Review

Sheffield City Region LEP Strategic Economic Plan

Chesterfield Local Plan Employment Requirement 2018-2033


Derbyshire County Council - Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity

Derbyshire Landscape Character Assessment

Derbyshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2015

East Derbyshire Greenways Strategy

Green Infrastructure Study

Green Wedge and Strategic Gaps Assessment

Greenprint for Chesterfield - original version and draft second edition

Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Study

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Chesterfield Local Plan SFRA SITES ASSESSMENT November 18


Accessible and Adaptable Housing – Background Report 2016

Chesterfield Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2014

Disabled Persons Housing Needs Study

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Housing Delivery Test and Housing Delivery Action Plan

Land Availability Assessment

Local Plan Strategic Housing Options October 2016

North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw OAN Update

North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2014

Strategic Housing Market Assessment Sensitivity Testing Report 2014

Strategic Housing Requirement


Community Infrastructure Levy

Infrastructure Study and Delivery Plan

Infrastructure Strategy & Delivery Plan 2019

Masterplans and planning briefs

Chesterfield Town Centre Masterplan

Land South of Chatsworth Road Masterplan

Staveley and Rother Valley Corridor Evidence Base

Minerals and waste

Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework


CACI 2010 Report - Chesterfield's Retail Offer

Chesterfield Town Centre Healthcheck - February 2012

Local Centres Survey

Retail Capacity Studies


Derbyshire Local Transport Plan

J29A Operational Capacity Assessment July 2012

Joint Transport Study

Network Rail Utilisation Strategy

Last updated on 15 April 2020