Following submission of the Publication Draft Local Plan, the Inspector was appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the independent Examination of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014 – 2034. As part of the Examination, the Inspector held Hearing Sessions in November and December 2018 and March 2019. Following the Hearings, the Inspector has identified a number of Main Modifications considered necessary to make the Plan sound and/or legally compliant. These were issued without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions on the Plan.
DLP have made representations in respect of the draft Local Plan main modifications. The consultation ran until the end of January 2021 having been extended from a period of 7 ½ weeks due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Councillors have advised residents to have their say on the changes proposed by the Inspector to the draft Plan so far, including the removal of three large previously allocated Green Belt sites and the updated housing land supply in the District. Comments are expected to be made in respect of the Green Belt revisions proposed throughout the Borough. We have supported a wider range of land to be released from the Green Belt to deliver more housing and also to accurately reflect the capacity available from emerging sites.