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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 1)

Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council and the Peak District National Park Authority commissioned Halcrow, in December 2007, to produce a Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA), according to Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25).

The SFRA is a tool which will:

  • inform us of the nature of flood risk in the area
  • provide an important part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) evidence base, particularly the Core Strategy.
  • provide useful information for the Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
  • assist in the development of appropriate flood risk management policies

Peak Sub Region Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 - Executive Summary (Sept 2008) [2MB]
Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) for local development framework [1MB]

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 2)

The Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) is required to support the High Peak Viability Study which considers the viability of allocating specific identified sites for development in High Peak Local Plan.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2 - April 2014 [744KB]

Derbyshire Spatial Energy Study (2022)

A spatial energy study for Derbyshire has been produced to help understand current energy usage and future usage scenarios, and the potential opportunities for the delivery of renewable energy technologies within the county. Derbyshire is an area of high quality natural and built heritage and these special qualities have been factored into the study, identifying and mapping constraints to broadly identify the areas which are 'less constrained' for each of the various types of renewable energy generation. Local plans need to meaningfully contribute towards reducing emissions and the Derbyshire spatial energy study evidence will help local planning authorities to shape policies to contribute to the transition to a net zero carbon society. This study has been produced in collaboration between Derbyshire County Council, and constituent local planning authorities, including the Peak District authority in Derbyshire; it was supported by the Midlands Net Zero Hub and D2N2, and conducted by energy consultancy, Scene Connect.

Read more on this study, including all the related documents, on the Derbyshire County Council Website.

Peak Sub Region Climate Change Study

The Peak Sub-Region Climate Change Study has been produced by National Energy Foundation to assess the capacity of the Peak Sub-Region to accommodate renewable energy generation.

The study considers the capacity and potential for an energy supply derived from renewables and low carbon technologies across the Peak Sub-Region. It has been prepared in conjunction with a landscape sensitivity study and so evaluates the impact of renewable energy technologies, such as wind turbines on the Peak Sub-Region landscape.

Peak Sub-Region Climate Change Study Final Report [4MB]