Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan
Derbyshire Dales District Council on 1st July 2021 resolved to make the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan under section 38A (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Derbyshire Dales and will be taken into account in local planning decisions.
In making the decision the District Council considered that:
"The Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and its preparation process is compliant with legal and procedural requirements. Section 38A (4)(a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Council to make the Neighbourhood Plan if more than half of those voting in the referendum upon the Plan have voted in favour of the Plan being used to help decide planning applications in the area. The Plan was endorsed by more than the required threshold in the referendum held on 6th May 2021."
The Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Notice of Making of the Plan can be viewed below;
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan July 2021
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement July 2021
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan - Notice of Making of the Neighbourhood Plan July 2021
The Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Notice of Making of the Plan can also be inspected at the following location once COVID restrictions have been lifted:
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
"Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ashbourne Town to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"
The result of the Referendum was as follows:
Those voting in favour YES 2,397
Those voting against NO 250
Referendum Specified Document Regulation 4 (3)
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version [PDF 6.37MB]
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report [PDF 409KB]
Summary of Representations submitted to the Examiner [PDF 246KB]
Decision Statement [PDF 394KB]
General Information Statement about Town and Country Planning and the Referendum [PDF 670KB]
The Report of the Independent Examiner to Derbyshire Dales District Council on the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan - 4th March 2021
Correspondence between the Examiner, Ashbourne Town Council (ATC) and Derbyshire Dales District Council can be seen below:
Opening Enquiries Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan [PDF 191KB]
Ashbourne Town Council - Response to opening enquiries [PDF 1.04MB]
Derbyshire Dales District Council - Response to opening enquiries [PDF 215KB]
Regulation 16: Publicity
Ashbourne Town Council, with the help of the Neighbourhood Plan Group and the local community, have prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for their parish. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to help determine planning applications in the area.
The draft Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan was formally submitted to the District Council on 23rd January 2019, and was subject to a period of public consultation from 14th August to 6th November 2020.
The draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be viewed below:
Draft Neighbourhood Plan [PDF 4MB]
Basic Condition Statement [PDF 2.7MB]
Consultation Statement [PDF 1.4MB]
Evidence Document [PDF 14.4MB]
The representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation will be forwarded to the Examiner appointed to undertake the Examination in Public of the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan. The representations received during the consultation can be viewed below:
View representations received during the consultation period [PDF 359 KB]
Severn Trent [PDF 389 KB]
Natural England [PDF 93 KB]
Historic England [PDF 328 KB]
Environment Agency [PDF 187KB]
Derbyshire County Council [PDF 101KB]
Boyer Planning 1 [PDF 338KB]
Boyer Planning 2 [PDF 2.11MB]
The District Council representations to the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan were approved by Members at a meeting of the Community and Environment Committee on 14th October 2020. The agenda papers can be viewed below:
Community and Environment Committee 14th October 2020 Agenda Papers
Regulation 15: Submission
Ashbourne Town Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version), the Consultation Statement and the Basic Conditions Statement to the District Council on 23rd January 2019.
In accordance with European Directive 2001/42/EC and the associated Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 a screening report on the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been carried out by the District Council to determine whether it requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The SEA Screening Report was sent to the statutory consultees for comment. They concluded that a full SEA is not required.
Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of Ashbourne Town Council consulted on the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan from the 6th November 2017 for six weeks, under Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended by the Localism Act 2011). For more information and contact details see the Ashbourne Neighbourhood Plan website here.
We received an area application from Ashbourne Town Council under section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended by the Localism Act 2011) which sought the designation of the whole of the Parish of Ashbourne as a Neighbourhood Area. This request was considered by the District Council's Corporate Committee on 20th March 2014, at which it was resolved to designate the whole of the Parish of Ashbourne as a Neighbourhood Area.
- Ashbourne Town Council Application [PDF 0.9MB]
- Ashbourne Map Neighbourhood Plan Area [PDF 450KB]
- Draft Ashbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan for SEA/SA Screening March 2017 [PDF 10MB]
- Derbyshire Dales District Council Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report September 2017 (of the March 2017 Draft Neighbourhood Plan) [PDF 891KB]
- Environment Agency Screening Response [PDF 7KB]
- Historic England Screening Response [PDF 176KB]
- Natural England Screening Response [PDF 30KB]