Planning Design successfully promoted land for inclusion in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
At meetings on the 18th and 20th January 2016 the Council’s Local Plan Advisory Committee agreed to the inclusion of 31 housing sites across the Dales to meet most of the housing needs of the District between 2013 and 2033.
The Councils target is 6440 homes and the proposals before the Committee would provide a total of 5850 homes. This number includes housing completions sites with planning permission and a small sites windfall contribution with the remainder being made up from the 31 chosen sites. The 31 sites will contribute over 3000 homes and the land being promoted by Planning Design for a range of clients’ accounts for over 1200. The 31 sites now go forward for public consultation.
The process leaves a shortfall of 590 homes. The Council suggests that this shortfall will be bridged by other sites coming forward, neighbouring councils taking some of the requirement through the duty to co-operate or the Council explaining to an inspector that having tried to meet the 6440 target, that they should be let off with a lower housing requirement.
Some of the 31 sites will not make it through the Local Plan process and the Local Plan Examination. This makes it particularly important to identify other Land that could be developed so that the shortfall can be met. Other Neighbouring councils are very unlikely to take Derbyshire Dales housing and the government is not going to let the Council off the hook lightly. So today we make a call for sites. Any accessible land around the towns and villages of Derbyshire Dales outside of the National Park may be suitable for housing. So please contact us today so that you can help the Council in providing the homes that it so desperately needs.
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