High Peak Local Plan consultation
You can now make your voice heard on a crucial document that will shape development in the High Peak until 2028.
We are working on a new Local Plan that will earmark land for housing, employment and leisure while protecting the countryside against unsuitable development.
Once adopted, the plan will be used to determine planning applications.
We have now launched a consultation that will seek your views on options for:
- The number of homes that should be built across the borough
- How the new homes should be distributed
- Which specific sites should be allocated.
We are also asking where new businesses should be located, which areas should be earmarked for leisure or protected from development, and how the council should plan for development of the town centres.
To view the options document, people should click here.
Or call in at Buxton Town Hall or Glossop Municipal Buildings; or visit the Buxton, Glossop, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hadfield, Hayfield, New Mills or Whaley Bridge libraries.
The documents will include maps showing the specific sites that are being considered as options for housing development.
In addition, we have organised a series of drop-in sessions at which the public can see the options and talk with planning officers. People can call in at the following sessions any time between 6.30pm and 8.30pm:
- Monday, October 1, Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
- Tuesday, October 2, Bradbury House, Glossop
- Tuesday, October 9, Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge
- Thursday 11 October, Volunteer Centre, New Mills
- Wednesday, October 17, Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall
- Thursday, October 18, Chinley Women’s Institute
There will also be a meeting with Harpur Hill Residents’ Association at Harpur Hill Club on Tuesday, September 25 at 7.30pm. In addition, council officers will be available in Glossop Market Arcade from 11am to 2pm on Friday, October 12.
A similar drop-in session is planned for Buxton on 22 October in the Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton from 12 noon to 3pm.
Consultees have until Thursday, October 25 to express their views by clicking here; e-mailing LDF@highpeak.gov.uk; or writing to Planning Policy, High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EL.
Council leader Caitlin Bisknell urged people to have their say: “The Local Plan is a vitally-important document that will determine how the High Peak develops for the best part of two decades.
“If you want to influence the allocation of land for housing, employment and leisure – and our policies to protect the countryside – now is the time to make your voice heard”, she urged.
Last updated: 23rd January 2013