The Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to NE Derbyshire District Council on 23rd January 2019.
During 2017 and 2018 the Town Council held a series of consultation events on the emerging plan. Comments received were reviewed and changes were made where appropriate.
The Town Council welcomed comments and thoughts from residents, landowners, developers and local community organisations including the Civic Society. Our former Chairman John Harvey helped to provide information on heritage and conservation including the historic buildings and structures within the town.
Dronfield’s Neighbourhood Plan acknowledges the vision, objectives and strategy of the Local Plan whilst recognising in some detail what the town needs in terms of housing, transport, economy and infrastructure. It also examines the importance of the Green Belt and the quality natural landscape surrounding the town, and the need to protect and enhance its heritage.
The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to retain the Green Belt which surrounds the town. This is contrary to the Local Plan which aims to release three parcels of land from the Green Belt for housing. It will be interesting to note how this particular area of conflict between the two plans is resolved.