Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan

The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 come into force from 7 April 2020.

These have the effect of postponing all Neighbourhood Plan Referendums until 6th May 2021. Although the Government has indicated it will keep the situation under review and may amend the legislation as is considered appropriate for the time being the Kirk Ireton NP Referendum has been postponed until next May.

Decision Statement

The District Council at the Governance and Resources Committee  on 12th March 2020 resolved that the recommendations as proposed by the Examiner are necessary to ensure that the draft Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and other relevant legal requirements. The District Council resolved that the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to a Neighbourhood Plan Referendum. The date of the Referendum is yet to be determined. Further updates will be made available here. The Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement can be viewed here. 


The Independent Examiner, Mr Matheson concluded his examination on 7th February 2020, his final report can be seen below:

The Report of the Independent Examiner to Derbyshire Dales District Council on the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan - 7th February 2020 [PDF 598KB]

Mr Andrew Matheson was appointed by the District Council to undertake the Examination of the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination commenced on the 18th November 2019.

Correspondence between the Examiner and Kirk Ireton Parish Council can be found below:
Email 21st November 2019 Mr Matheson to Kirk Ireton Parish Council [PDF 626KB]

Examiners Opening Enquiries on the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Development Plan 21st November 2019 [PDF 570KB]
Response from Kirk Ireton Parish Council to Examiners Opening Enquiries 8th December 2019 [PDF160KB]

District Council response to Examiners Opening Enquiries 20th December 2019 [PDF 308 KB]

Regulation 16:  Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan

Kirk Ireton Parish 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 plan proposal was formerlly submitted to the District Council and subject to a six week period of consultation between 23rd September - 4th November 2019.The draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be viewed here:

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan – Submission Version April 2019 [PDF 11MB]

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Statement April 2019 [PDF 1.2MB]

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation Statement April 2019 [PDF 342KB]

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan - Area Designation Map [PDF 3.38MB)]

The consultation period has now closed. Representations received during the consultation period can be viewed here:

Natural England [PDF 157KB]
Severn Trent [PDF 575KB]
Historic England [PDF 88KB]
Resident 1 [PDF 58KB]
Resident 2 [PDF 31KB]
Resident 3 [PDF 60KB]
Resident 4 [PDF  112KB]

Regulation 15: Submission April 2019

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version), Consultation Statement and Basic Conditions Statement  was formerly submitted to the District Council on 3rd April 2019.

Sustainability Appraisal and Screening Report

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 on the behalf of Kirk Ireton Parish Council to determine whether it required a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The SEA Screening was sent to the statutory consultees for comment and concluded that a full SEA is not required.

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening Report January 2019 [PDF 106KB]

 The following responses were received from the statutory consultees:

Environment Agency [PDF 135KB]
Historic England [PDF 87KB]
Natural England [97KB]

Regulation 14: Pre-Submission Consultation November 2018 - February 2019

In accordance with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan  was published for pre submission consultation between 19th November 2018 and 2nd February 2019.

Further Information

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team here.

Background Information

Following the receipt of an application from the Parish Council, the whole of the Kirk Ireton Parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area under section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (As amended by the Localism Act 2011) under the District Council's Scheme of Officer Delegation on 5 September 2014.

Since then the Neighbourhood Plan Group and the District Council have worked together to follow the Neighbourhood Plan process.  The formal consultation stage set out above precedes the Neighbourhood Plan’s assessment at Examination in Public and subsequent referendum.

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