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High Peak Borough Council is currently preparing its Local Plan – and it is calling for people to get in touch if they know of any land for housing, employment or any other type of development or protection that should be included in it.

High Peak’s Local Plan is replacing its Core Strategy, which has now ceased. This reflects the changes to planning that have come in as part of the Localism Act and National Planning Policy Framework and the introduction of neighbourhood planning which places a new emphasis on the role of communities in shaping development in their areas.

Like the Core Strategy, the new High Peak Local Plan will provide strategic planning guidance on matters such as housing, employment, the natural and historic environment, transport and retail. In addition, the new High Peak Local Plan will now also include details of specific sites identified for future development or protection and related guidance.

High Peak planning dates

September and October 2012

 Local Plan options public consultation to include:
• Borough and sub-area housing targets
• Potential allocations for housing
• Potential land requirements for other developments of significance

February and March 2013

Local Plan preferred option public consultation

September and October 2013

Submission version of Local Plan published – comments invited

May 2014

Local Plan to be examined by an Inspector


To find out more, contact John King – or for more information and to get on High Peak Planning Policy Newsletter mailing list email