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The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act requires the Council to undertake a number of monitoring duties. This webpage seeks to pull together the relevant information.

Monitoring Reports

The Council has prepared Monitoring Reports on a largely annual basis since such reports were required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.

These Monitoring Reports cover both the progress on the preparation of any new Local Plan and also the delivery of its current Development Plan.

  • Annual Monitoring 2016/17 - Report (2.12mb)
  • Annual Monitoring 2015/16 - Report (4.15MB)
  • Annual Monitoring 2014/15 – Report (2.59MB)
  • Annual Monitoring 2013/14 – Report (1.62MB)
  • Annual Monitoring 2012/13 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2011/12 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2010/11 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2009/10 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2008/09 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2007/08 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2006/07 - Report
  • Annual Monitoring 2005/06 - Report


Survey of Area (Evidence Base)

The formal Monitoring Reports outline the range of studies and reports undertaken to survey Bolsover District with the intention of informing the preparation of a new Local Plan. These studies and reports have been grouped along the following thematic areas:


Biodiversity and green infrastructure


Climate change


Community and wellbeing (including equalities and health)



Economy and employment

Retail and Centres Study (April 2018)

Retail Land Availability Assessment (March 2018)

Employment Land Availability Assessment (March 2018)


  Economic Development Needs Assessment (October 2015)


Historic environment

 English Heritage Bolsover Castle Conservation Management Plan (2012)



 Strategic Housing Market Assessment

 Housing Land Availability Assessment (October 2017)

 Derby, Derbyshire, Peak District National Park Authority and East Staffordshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (June 2015)

Gypsy and Traveller Land Availability Assessment (March 2018)

Travelling Showpeople Land Availability Assessment (March 2018)


Land and landscape

Development Envelope Review (February 2018) (27.6MB) 

Partial Green Belt Review – Supplementary Assessment (November 2017)

Partial Green Belt Review (August 2017)

Important Open Breaks (August 2017) (4.6MB) 


Material Assets


Population and Community


Transport and Air Quality

Bolsover Town Transport Study

Clowne Transport Study (October 2016)

 M1 Junction 29A Operational Capacity Assessment 

North Derbyshire Highway Assignment Model Traffic Forecasting Report (April 2012)

North Derbyshire Transport Study Part 2b - Traffic Impacts Cumulative (February 2012)

North Derbyshire Transport Study Part 2a - Traffic Impacts Bolsover District (May 2010)

North Derbyshire Transport Study Part 1 - Strategic Transport Issues Report (March 2010)

Network Rail East Midlands Route Utilisation Strategy (February 2010) (7.3MB)



Whole Plan Viability Assessment (March 2018) (2.4mb)


 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (March 2009)


Neighbourhood Planning enables Town and Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums to prepare, in partnership with the community they represent, a range of initiatives for planning in their local area. These are:

  • Neighbourhood Development Plans

These are community-led Plans to guide the future development and growth of an area. They relate to the use and development of land and allow communities to establish general planning policies. They can   influence the type, design, location and mix of new development in the Plan area. When adopted they sit alongside other development plans for the district (for example the Local Plan).

  • Neighbourhood Development Orders.

These orders can be used to grant planning permission for a site, or a specific type of development (for example housing or retail uses). The orders can apply to all or part of a Neighbourhood Area. When this is done there is no need to get planning permission from the District Council.

  • Community Right to Build Orders.

These can be prepared by town or parish councils or local community organisations that meet certain requirements. The Orders grant planning permission for small scale, site-specific, community led developments that benefit the community.

The first stage in developing a neighbourhood plan is to designate the 'neighbourhood area' that it will cover. Once a neighbourhood area has been established, a neighbourhood plan may be developed for that area. There is quite a lot of work required to do this, including gathering evidence and submitting it for endorsement by an inspector. A neighbourhood plan is the subject of a local referendum before being adopted.

However, in all cases, it is suggested that contact should be made with our Planning Policy team who will be happy to discuss the potential approaches with you.

Our Statement of Community Involvement sets out the advice and assistance that we will give to groups wanting to become involved in developing neighbourhood planning documents.

However, our Neighbourhood Planning Protocol is a more in depth document, containing a wealth of background information on neighbourhood planning. It is therefore recommended that any group interested in pursuing a neighbourhood planning initiative starts by reading the Protocol.

For further information see the Gov.uk web page on Neighbourhood Planning.

Neighbourhood planning activity in Bolsover District

Hodthorpe and Belph

Hodthorpe and Belph Parish Council has applied for the parish of Hodthorpe and Belph to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. See documents below for more details.


Tibshelf Parish Council has applied for the parish of Tibshelf to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. See documents below for more details.


Whitwell Parish Council has applied for the parish of Whitwell to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. See documents below for more details.

If you have any queries please contact Jim Fieldsend by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01246 242472

What is self build and custom build?

Self build housing usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home. Custom Build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home. There may be some overlap between the two - for example some custom build developers offer the option of a serviced plot where you can design and build your own home as part of a larger scheme.

What is the Council doing to help people who want to self or custom build?

From 1st April 2016, the Council will keep a register of individuals and associations who are looking for serviced plots of land in the district.

What is the purpose of the Register?

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. The Register will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build in Bolsover District and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.

How can I register?

To register please complete the Self Build and Custom Build Registration form provided at the foot of the page. Prior to filling out the form, please take a minute to read the guidance notes at the top of the form.

Applicants should be over 18 and either: a British citizen; or a European Economic Area National; or a national of Switzerland. Applicants should be looking for a plot of land in Bolsover district to occupy as their sole or main residence.

If your application is successful we will notify you within 28 days and place your details on our register. If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you of the reason(s) within 28 days.

How will the information be used?

The register will be used to help us find out more about the demand for self and custom build plots in the district; where people would like their plot to be; and the size and type of home that they would like to build.

Specifically, information on the register will be used to inform planning decisions, the Local Plan, the Housing Strategy, Land Disposal Plans, and Regeneration Plans. All personal information will be held and treated in confidence.

Application form

Self Build and Custom Build Registration Form (22kb).

Further Information

If you require any further information, please contact the planning policy team by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 01246 242203

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