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Neighbourhood Plan

Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation

On behalf of the Town Council, the Bakewell Partnership is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Bakewell.

Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Consultation

In accordance with Section 14 of The Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulation 2012 (as amended), a pre-submission consultation is taking place on the Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan.

The Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan was published and made available for comment between January and March 2017

Since then the Bakewell Partnership Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has been considering the various representations made. In response it has decided to make a number of modifications to the plan both to improve its clarity but also to respond to a number of the points arising. We are therefore undertaking a consultation on the Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan.

If you previously made comments on the plan it is recommended you refer to your earlier submission and compare it to the Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan in order to consider how and if the Working Group has dealt with your points. If you need assistance with this please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Comment

The Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan can be found at the link below:

The consultation will end at 5pm on Monday 19th February 2018.

A copy of the document may be inspected during normal opening hours at:

Town Clerk's Office
Town Hall
DE45 1BT

Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
DE45 1AE

Bakewell Library
Granby Road
DE45 1ES

Comments should be emailed to townclerk@bakewelltowncouncil.gov.uk or can be sent by post to:

The Town Clerk
Town Hall
DE45 1BT

Comments must be received by the consultation closing date.


A neighbourhood plan is:

  • A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority
  • A tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight. The whole community then decides at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

Much more information about the process of producing a neighbourhood plan can be found on the mycommunity.org website.

Neighbourhood Plan Report to 2017 Annual Town Meeting

A copy of the Chair's Report to the 2017 Annual Town Meeting can be found here: