Call for sites 2021


The District Council is the local planning authority for that part of its area that sits outside of the Peak District National Park and in December 2017 the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan was formally adopted. It sets out the policies and proposals for the use and development of land for the period 2013-2033.

Local planning authorities are obliged by law to undertake a review of their Local Plans within five years from their adoption date to ensure that policies remain relevant and effective in addressing the needs of the local community. The review of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan must be completed by December 2022.

Derbyshire Dales District Council began a review of its Local Plan towards the end of 2020, and as part of this process the District Council is preparing a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This seeks to establish the extent of available land primarily for housing and employment uses, but also for other uses, such as leisure and Gypsy & Traveller sites.

Between 26 May and 7 July is undertaking a ‘Call for Sites’. This means developers, landowners and members of the public can nominate potential development sites for allocation in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan for the period up to 2040.

Any sites submitted during the ‘Call for Sites’ will be subject to a systematic assessment to provide an indication as to whether, if required, they are suitable for allocation within the Local Plan.

The SHELAA provides evidence to the District Council about the scope of sites that might be available to meet its future needs. It does not in itself allocate land for any specific purposes. Allocations will be determined by the District Council as part of the review process.

Anyone wishing to put forward a potential site for development can complete the Call for Sites Suggestion Form on the Derbyshire Dales website using the link below:

A separate form should be completed for each site. Forms should include as much information as possible about the site. A Location Plan is required to in order to register the site for further consideration as part of the process.

Anybody wishing to complete a form, save their answers and review their form at a later date before submission to the District Council, can do so by creating an account on the District Council's website here:

If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team at or by telephone on 01629 761198