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New local plan

New local plan

New local plan

Consultation - Monday 14 January to Friday 22 February

We are consulting on a new local plan for the borough - you can see the proposed local plan documents here

In December 2018 our councillors approved a draft of the new Local Plan for public consultation. The papers and minutes of the December meeting can be seen here.

The new Local Plan builds on the draft of the Local Plan that we consulted on in 2017, see the representations we received here

It updates the overall strategy for the borough and includes new site allocations looking ahead to 2033. When it is adopted it will replace the current local plan.

Residents, businesses, national organisations, landowners and developers are invited to make comments on what they think about the new local plan.

The new Local Plan and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report will are available for public consultation for six weeks commencing 9am on Monday 14 January and ending at 5pm on Friday 22 February. During this time, any person or organisation may make representations about the Local Plan. All representations must be submitted in writing.

The Local Plan and supporting documentation are available below and will also be made available for public inspection at the following locations until 5pm Friday 22 February.

  • Chesterfield Library New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN: Monday to Friday: 9am - 7pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm
  • Customer Service Centre 85 New Square, Chesterfield, S40 1AH: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8.30am to 5pm, Wednesday - 10am to 5pm, Friday - 8.30am to 4.30pm

The documentation will also be available to view at Brimington, Newbold, Old Whittington and Staveley libraries – please check here for opening times.

There will be opportunities to speak directly to the council officers involved in the preparation of the Local Plan on the following dates:

A response form is available from the venues listed above and on the council website. You can also request a copy by emailing or phoning 01246 345345. 

Pre-submission Local Plan consultation documents 2019

Local Plan 2018-2033 (pdf 4.84 MB)
Local Plan Policies Map (pdf 53.83 MB)
Habitat Regulations Assessment (pdf 5.72 MB)
Sustainability Appraisal (pdf 2.91 MB)
Sustainability Appraisal - Appendices (pdf 14.17 MB)
Viability Appraisal Report (pdf 3.16 MB)
Viability Appraisal - Appendices (pdf 4.2 MB)

Previous consultation documents from 2017

Chesterfield Borough local plan consultation draft January 2017 (pdf 3.69 MB)
Consultation policies map 2017 A0 (pdf 41.47 MB)
Constraints map 2017 A1 (pdf 27.36 MB)
Sustainability appraisal January 2017 (pdf 5.55 MB)
Habitats regulations assessment technical note January 2017 (pdf 1.19 MB)

Background documents 

The reports and studies that have informed the preparation of the new local plan can be found in the evidence base

How to send your comments on the new local plan

Please download or print the document below and return by email, with any supporting documents to

Please note - Minor wording changes have been made to the consultation form to reflect the wording in the NPPF. If you have already submitted your response there is no need to re-submit – all of the response forms received will be submitted to the inspector.

Consultation Form - Pre-Submission Plan 2019 (word 465 KB)

Alternatively, you can send any comments by post to:

Strategic planning and key sites
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP 

If you made comments on the previous consultation on sites and boundaries issues and options in 2012/13, your comments have been taken into account in the preparation of the new local plan. A statement of that consultation, key issues raised and any changes made to the plan as a result is available here: statement of consultation.

It is important to note that any comments on the new local plan must be submitted to be taken into account, even if it is the same or similar to a comment you made previously.

Deadline for submitting comments

The council must have received your representation by 5pm on Friday 22 February to make sure it is considered.

If you would like to know more about how the council consults with the public on planning policies and applications, please see the Statement of community involvement.

Last updated on 13 February 2019