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Writing a neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood plans can be written by a parish or town council, or the neighbourhood forum. There are five stages to writing a plan.

Before you start writing a neighbourhood plan you should contact your local district or borough council or the Peak District National Authority.

You should also talk to other community groups, the parish or town council, or the neighbourhood forum.

Contact your local council

You can contact your district or borough council about neighbourhood plans using the details here:

Amber Valley Borough Council
email: communityplanning@ambervalley.gov.uk
Tel: 01773 841584

Bolsover District Council
email: planning.policy@bolsover.gov.uk
Tel: 01246 242203

Chesterfield Borough Council
email: forward.planning@chesterfield.gov.uk
Tel: 01246 345790

Derby City Council
email: derby.ldf@derby.gov.uk
Tel: 01332 255023

Derbyshire Dales District Council
email: planning@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 761251

Erewash Borough Council
email: ldf@erewash.gov.uk
Tel: 08 459 07 22 44

High Peak Borough Council
email: ldf@highpeak.gov.uk
Tel: 08 451 29 77 77

Peak District National Park Authority
email: customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk

The five steps to writing a neighbourhood plan

Click the links below for more information on each of these steps.

  1. defining the neighbourhood
  2. preparing your plan
  3. independent check
  4. community referendum
  5. legal force