Bakewell Town Council

Bakewell Historic Capital of the Peak

Town Hall

Clerk RFO: John H Rowe
Clerk's Office, Town Hall
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1BT

Tel: 01629 813525

Neighbourhood Plan

Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan Submission Stage

The Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2030 Submission Version has been produced following the Pre-submission Consultation which closed in March 2018. The documents will be considered by the Town Council at its meeting on Monday 17th September 2018. If approved, the document will then be submitted to Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) as the local planning authority (LPA) which will check that the necessary documentation has been provided. Following a period of publicity the LPA will arrange for an independent examination. Subject to the plan meeting the basic conditions at the examination state it will also organise the public referendum.

Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation

Bakewell Town Council

Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan Proposal: Notification of 'Regulation 14' pre-submission consultation

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Schedule 4B para 4 (1)

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)

Bakewell Town Council has prepared a 'pre-submission draft' Neighbourhood Plan for the Bakewell Neighbourhood Area and is seeking comments from people who live, work or carry on business in the Neighbourhood Area.

The Plan sets out a vision for Bakewell Parish which reflects the views and feelings of local people and contains planning policies for the development boundary, environment and heritage, housing, community facilities, employment, transport and communications.

The Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan was originally published and made available for comment between January and March 2017. Since then the representations received have been considered and 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.

If you have any comments on the neighbourhood plan proposal, please respond by e-mail to:

Or in writing to:

Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT

Copies of the Revised Bakewell Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed at:

Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT

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

Bakewell Library, Granby Road, Bakewell DE45 1ES

A printed copy of the plan can also be made available on request by emailing or writing to Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT

All responses must be received no later than 5pm Monday 26th March 2018


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 website.

Neighbourhood Plan; Report to Annual Town Meeting

Chair's Report to the Annual Town Meeting: