Consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners’ (NLP) latest annual assessment of local plans has identified Derbyshire Dales District Council amongst the 21 planning authorities most at risk of government intervention for slow progress in producing and approving a new Local Plan. Most of those authorities identified have significant areas of Green Belt within their boundaries, with Derbyshire Dales being one of the few that doesn't.
The NLP research report, ‘Early Adopters and the Late Majority - A Review of Local Plan Progress and Housing Requirements’, claimed that the four-year old National Planning Policy Framework had resulted in a “significant boost” in planned housing supply across England.
Excluding London, up-to-date local plans were planning for 19 per cent more housing than the equivalent household projections, the researchers said. Key figures from the report showed that:
NLP noted that all parties engaged in achieving sound local plans need to get to grips with a different set of evidential hurdles, including:
Derbyshire Dales District Council is now consulting on its Draft Local Plan, with a period of public consultation running until 19th May 2016. If you wish to discuss any sites in the Derbyshire Dales please get in touch.
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