The first four steps
1. Look at the proposals yourself
It might sound obvious, but don’t just listen to rumours. Look at the planning application yourself and reach your own conclusions about whether you think it would spoil your part of the Peak District. You can see all planning applications on the internet, so check the Peak District National Park Authority, High Peak Borough Council or North East Derbyshire District Council’s websites. You can also look at the plans in person by visiting the relevant planning department.
2. Find out what’s happening with the application
Contact the planning department in the Peak District National Park Authority, High Peak Borough Council or North East Derbyshire District Council and ask to speak to the planning officer who is dealing with the application. Find out what’s happening with it - and how and when you can oppose or support it.
3. Learn more
Find out about how the planning system really works by reading Planning Help for up-to-date information and advice.
4. Talk to us
If you still need advice, then give Friends of the Peak District’s Planning Helpline a call on 0114 279 2655. The Planning Helpline is open on Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 5pm.
Ring the planning department
- Peak District National Park Authority – 01629 816200 and ask for the planning department
- High Peak Borough Council – 0845 129 7777 and ask for the planning department
- North East Derbyshire District Council – 01246 217 179
When planning committees meet
- Peak District National Park Authority – the third Friday of the month. If you want to speak, you have to ring and let them know before 12 o’clock on the Wednesday before.
- High Peak Borough Council – on a Monday, normally every three weeks. You need to request a form to speak, which has to be returned a week before the meeting.
- North East Derbyshire District Council – on a Tuesday, every four weeks. You need to request to speak by 10am on the Friday before.