Historic environment

The Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) outlines and clarifies policies in the Replacement Chesterfield Borough Local Plan (July 2006) relating to the historic environment.

Th is SPD aims to protect and conserve the locally distinctive characteristics of the borough’s existing townscapes and landscapes, while ensuring that new development respects and/or enhances the existing character of distinctive localities.

The main objectives of the Historic Environment SPD are to:

  • provide guidance on the historic environment that should be considered in formulating development and assessing development proposals
  • promote better understanding and appreciation of the historic environment
  • protect and enhance the historic environment
  • ensure that all development proposals take account of local distinctiveness
  • make the historic environment accessible to everyone and ensure that it is seen as something with which the whole society can identify and engage
  • explain how the protection of the historic environment and the promotion of opportunities for change can contribute to sustainable development

The document is currently at the scoping stage. The scoping document below identifies the scope or range of matters that the supplementary planning document will contain.

Chesterfield Borough Council sought comments on the scope of the Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document and its associated sustainability appraisal. When adopted, the Historic Environment SPD will provide guidance on how the council will operate its planning polices in respect of the preservation and enhancement of the historic environment. The scoping documents identify the scope or range of matters that the supplementary planning document will contain.

The council is also required by law to ensure that every policy and plan contributes to sustainable development. The accompanying sustainability appraisal scoping document proposes a framework for testing how far the desired objectives of the policy guidance will contribute to sustainable development.

Please also see our Local List of Heritage Assets.

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Historic Environment Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report PDF (PDF 199 KB)
Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document Scoping Report PDF (PDF 39 KB)


Last updated on 10/11/2023