Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document adopted

New planning guidelines have been adopted by your District Council, setting out how developers can integrate Climate Change measures into new developments.

After consulting with local people, the authority has prepared a supplementary planning document (SPD) to reflect the policies in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.

The SPD will build on and provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in an adopted local plan

The Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document [PDF 3.6MB] seeks to provide additional guidance on the following key areas:
  • Green Infrastructure – including linkages to parks and open spaces, trees and landscaping, as well as linkages to biodiversity.
  • Water – including managing flood risk, sustainable drainage systems and the drainage hierarchy
  • Energy – including the energy hierarchy, home energy standards and renewable energy systems
  • Transport – including walkable and low car neighbourhoods, walking, cycling and public transport. It also includes the facilitation of electric vehicles.
  • Building Design – including density of development and orientation
The SPD also includes a checklist for developers they should use to set out as part of a planning application submission to show how they have addressed the measures included within the SPD.

The SPD was adopted by the District Council’s Community and Environment Committee on 5 July. The adopted SPD will have statutory weight in the decision making process and will be used in the determination of planning applications.

View more documents and background information at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/climatechangeSPD
 
New planning guidelines have been adopted by Derbyshire Dales District Council, setting out how developers can integrate Climate Change measures into new developments.

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