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Planning policy

Planning policy documents and information can be found using menu or links on this page. Summary information and useful links are given on this page.

Statutory development plans

The planning policy team is responsible for producing the Local Plan (formerly known as the Local Development Framework), which contains a range of policy documents that establish the criteria against which planning applications are assessed and hence the way the district will grow over future years.

Other functions covered by county council include mineral and waste local plans.

Planning policy documents and information can be found in this section using the menu.

Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage information can be found within this section.

In addition to planning for future development we are also responsible for preparing guidance and providing advice on the historic environment. We administer the councilís Historic Buildings Grants and Conservation Area Partnership Scheme (PSiCA) for Swadlincote Town Centre. Historical research and building recording is also undertaken and the districtís heritage promoted through organisation of the Civic Trustís ĎHeritage Open Daysí and other public events.

Urban design

Also in the remit of Planning Policy is the council's design excellence officer, who provides specialist urban design advice for the district. This includes producing master plans, design briefs and Local Plan policies, managing town centre public realm improvements, promoting best practice in urban design and working with developers to improve the design quality of planning applications.

The councilís key urban design documents include:

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Planning Services
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 228706
Online: contact form

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Related documents

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