Licensing & Permits
The development plan for the District is currently made up of the documents below read together. Where there is any conflict between the policies contained in these documents, the policy in the most recently published, adopted or approved document prevails.
Bolsover District Local Plan
The Bolsover District Local Plan (February 2000) contains local and site specific policies on general development issues, housing, employment, shopping and town centres, community facilities, recreation, leisure and tourism, transport, conservation of the historic and built environment. It also allocates sites for specific development.
We asked the Secretary of State to consider action to ‘save’ many of the policies of the Bolsover District Local Plan beyond 28th September 2007 under provisions in the legislation. The Secretary of State agreed to our request and these ‘saved’ policies will remain in force until they are replaced by new policies.
To see the saved policies of the Bolsover District Local Plan, go to:
Bolsover District Local Plan (as adopted)
List of saved policies (Secretary of State Direction) (1.4MB)
List of expired policies (addendum sheet) (26kb)
Supplementary Planning Documents
Whilst not part of the Development Plan, certain policies of the Bolsover District Local Plan are currently supported by the following supplementary planning documents:
Affordable Housing SPG (adopted February 2002)
The Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance document was adopted in 2002 as a material consideration to provide further clarity and interpretation for policies HOU 6 and HOU 7 of the Bolsover District Local Plan. As these two policies were ‘saved’, they will remain in force until they are replaced by new policies in our New Local Plan.
Historic Environment SPD (approved 1st March 2006)
The Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document was adopted in March 2006 to provide further clarity and interpretation for policies in the Bolsover District Local Plan in relation to listed buildings, conservation areas, conversion of historic agricultural buildings and archaeology.
As these policies were ‘saved’, they will remain in force until they are replaced by new policies in our New Local Plan.
New Bolsover Model Village Planning Guidelines SPG (adopted November 2002 updated October 2008)
The New Bolsover Model Village Planning Guidelines Supplementary Planning Guidance was adopted in 2002 as a material consideration to guide those proposing to carry out works to the Grade II listed New Bolsover Model Village houses by identifying the features which are important to the special architectural or historic interest of the properties.
The document was updated in October 2008 to include information on works for which listed building consent and planning permission have already been secured, to revise the information provided in the Building Regulation Consent section and to make changes to the contact details for the Council and the Building Control Service.
The New Bolsover Model Village Planning Guidelines Supplementary Planning Guidance provide further clarity and interpretation for policies in the Bolsover District Local Plan in relation to listed buildings and conservation areas. As these policies were ‘saved’, they will remain in force until they are replaced by new policies in our New Local Plan.
Successful Places SPD (adopted October 2013)
We adopted Successful Places: A Guide to Sustainable Housing Layout and Design as an Interim Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the 2nd October 2013.
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires us to undertake a number of monitoring duties. As part of this, we have prepared Monitoring Reports on a largely annual basis since 2004 that cover the delivery of the Bolsover District Local Plan and these can be found on our Development Plan Monitoring page.
Derby and Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Local Plans
The Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan (April 2000) (as altered in November 2002) sets out planning policies for minerals development. Most of its policies have been saved and will remain in force until they are replaced by new development plan documents. The Minerals Plan is supplemented by Supplementary Planning Guidance on the After-uses of Sand and Gravel Sites.
The Derby and Derbyshire Waste Local Plan (March 2005) sets out planning policies for waste development. All but one policy (policy W1A) of the Derby and Derbyshire Waste Local Plan, adopted in March 2005, have been saved beyond March 2008.
Proposals for the replacement of these policies are contained within the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme prepared jointly by Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council.
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires the Council to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (Brownfield) land. This register must be published by 31st December 2017 and should be reviewed at least once a year.
The purpose of brownfield land registers is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on previously developed land that is considered to be appropriate for residential development. The Government hopes that this will help housebuilders to identify suitable sites quickly and speed up the construction of new homes.
The Regulations 2017 set out the criteria which local authorities have to follow in preparing and publishing a Brownfield land register. This requires that the register is provided in a spreadsheet style and published in a standard data format. The register consists of two parts; Part 1 should comprise all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development and Part 2 as a subset of Part 1 which is optional. However, Bolsover’s Brownfield Land Register currently comprises only a Part 1 register.
In total, 20 brownfield sites have been identified which comprise approximately 17.74 ha of housing land and could accommodate up to 553 dwellings. To identify these sites different sources of datasets (e.g. brownfield sites from Housing Land Availability Assessment, brownfield sites with planning permission, etc.) were utilised.
It is required that Brownfield land registers should be published in a ’csv’ format and an INSPIRE compliant polygon format. Bolsover’s Brownfield Land Register is available for download below in these required formats (and also in Excel):
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in Excel format
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in csv format
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in INSPIRE compliant polygon format (.shp .shx .dbf .prj)
Further information on the requirements for brownfield land registers can be viewed on the Government’s National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) website.
The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licence.
On the 15th October 2014, we resolved to commence the preparation of a new single Local Plan for Bolsover District to replace the Bolsover District Local Plan (February 2000). The Local Plan for Bolsover District will set out the vision, objectives, planning policies and site allocations that will guide development in the District to 2033.
Publication of Local Plan for Bolsover District
Following commencement in October 2014, we have now completed the preparation of the Local Plan for Bolsover District and this was approved at our Planning Committee on 18th April 2018. The Committee also agreed that the Local Plan for Bolsover District be published for consultation under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Plan) (England) Regulations 2012 and that following the Publication and Consultation period, the plan be submitted to the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation 22 of the same regulations.
The Local Plan for Bolsover District is available to view directly online via our consultation system. You can also view a PDF of the Plan here:
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As part of the new Local Plan’s preparation, we are required to undertake Sustainability Appraisal of selected options and reasonable alternatives. We have also undertaken a Habitats Regulation Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment to meet requirements of other legislation and regulation. During this consultation exercise, you can also make representations on the following documents.
The formal consultation on the Publication Local Plan for Bolsover District will run between 9:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018 to 5:00pm Friday 15th June 2018.
As part of this formal consultation the Council must ask specific questions which focus on issues of Legal Compliance and Soundness of the updated Local Plan.
The formal Statement of Representation (which sets out the requirements for representations) is available here:
Statement of Representation
In addition, we are holding a number of drop in / exhibition sessions as part of the consultation at the following locations and dates. Staff will be available at these events to answer your questions and discuss issues you raise.
There will be evening events in the District’s nine largest settlements on the following dates, all taking place between 4pm and 7pm:
• Friday 11th May – Clowne: The Arc, High Street
• Tuesday 15th May – Whitwell: Community Centre, Portland Street
• Thursday 17th May – Shirebrook: Leisure Centre, Park Road
• Tuesday 22nd May – Creswell: Social Centre, Elmton Road
• Thursday 24th May – Pinxton: Village Hall, Kirkstead Road
• Tuesday 29th May – Barlborough: Village Hall, High Street
• Friday 1st June – Tibshelf: Village Hall, High Street
• Monday 4th June – Bolsover: Assembly Rooms, Hill Top
• Wednesday 6th June – South Normanton: The Post Mill Centre, Market Street
There will also be a district wide event for those who are unable to attend their closest evening events:
• Saturday 19th May – District Wide Event: The Arc, High Street, Clowne 10am-2pm
For more information, please read our leaflet.
To help you understand the regulatory, technical, background, reference and other evidential documents that support the Local Plan we have prepared a Guidance Note.
Once you’ve read this, the easiest way to make a representation is via our online consultation system. If you don’t currently have an account, you can create a new account by following the easy to use instructions. You can also download the Representation Form as a PDF or MS Word file below.
Representations must be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 15th June 2018 to be duly made.
The updated range of studies and reports that survey Bolsover District and have informed and provided the Evidence Base for the Publication Local Plan can be viewed on the Evidence Base and Monitoring Page.
You can also view the following other documents published during the preparation of the new Local Plan below:
October 2016 – Consultation Draft Local Plan
Statement of Consultation: Consultation Draft Local Plan stage (Review of Representations)
Consultation Draft Local Plan for Bolsover District
Consultation Draft Local Plan for Bolsover District policies map
- Key Panel
- North Map
- Central Map
- South Map
Sustainability Appraisal Report: Non-Technical Summary
Sustainability Appraisal Report
- Appendices A to C
- Appendix D
- Appendices E to J
Selection of Preferred Strategic Options
Planning Committee Report
Identified Strategic Options
Statement of Consultation: Identified Strategic Options stage
Local Plan for Bolsover District: Identified Strategic Options
and its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report
Initial Scoping stage
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (consultation version) (2.2 MB)
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Appendix C (consultation version) (6.8 MB)
Habitat Regulations Assessment Scope and Approach Note (797 KB)
We have published details of our 5 year housing supply each year since 2007. Whether the Council can demonstrate a 5 year supply of ‘deliverable’ housing is important as it affects how planning applications for new housing are determined.
Housing Objectively Assessed Need
To establish the Housing Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) for Bolsover District, in 2013 we commissioned in co-operation with our partner authorities of the North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw Housing Market Area a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). This was updated in 2014 to take account of the updated methodology set out in the National Planning Practice Guidance. Now, in light of 2014 Sub National Population projections and the Sub National Household projections that were published in 2016, we and our partners commissioned a SHMA OAN Update report and this was completed in October 2017.
This SHMA evidence can be viewed below:
- Housing Market Overview and Bolsover District reports (November 2013)
- Sensitivity Testing Analysis (March 2014).
- OAN Update Report (October 2017)
Based on this evidence, the Housing Objectively Assessed Need annual requirement for Bolsover District is 272 dwellings per year, with a base date of 1 April 2014.
2017-18 Five year supply update
We reported the update to our assessment of the 5-year supply of deliverable housing sites to take account of completions and permissions at 31 March 2017 and the proposals contained within the emerging new Local Plan for Bolsover District to Planning Committee at its meeting on 30 August 2017.
However, in light of the SHMA OAN Update report we have carried out a mid period review to ensure we have a more robust and up-to-date position going forward to inform our decision taking on applications for planning permission. This review was reported to Planning Committee at its meeting on 22 November 2017.
Based on this updated assessment, we conclude that we have just under an 8 year supply of deliverable sites for the period 2017/18 to 2021/22. Therefore, the saved planning policies within the adopted Bolsover District Local Plan (February 2000) related to the supply of housing can be given more weight in the determination of planning applications.
Furthermore, as the number of completions since 1 April 2014 has exceeded the requirement for the same period, we now have a track record of delivery against our OAN and therefore in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework we only need to provide an additional buffer of 5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land.
To read the 5-year housing supply committee report, assessment or to view the detailed schedule of residential sites within the housing supply go to:
5-year Housing Supply – Planning Committee Report 22 November 2017
5-year Housing Supply – Assessment 2017
5-year Housing Supply – Schedule 2017
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.
The Council has prepared Monitoring Reports on a largely annual basis since such reports were required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.
- 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
- Green Space Strategy (April 2018) (2mb)
- Green Space Quantity and Accessibility Report (April 2018)
- Register of Local Wildlife Sites (February 2018)
- Derbyshire WildlifeTrust Strategic Plan 2015-20 (December 2014)
- Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Action Plan (November 2011) (12.8MB)
- Green Infrastructure Study for Bolsover (June 2008) (1.4MB)
- Green Infrastructure for the East Midlands - A Public Benefit Mapping Project (2008) (31.7MB)
- East Derbyshire Greenway Strategy (June 1998) 250kb)
- Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Study (May 2009) (1.1MB)
Community and wellbeing (including equalities and health)
BolsoverIndoor Facilities Strategy: Assessment Report (August 2017)
BolsoverPlaying Pitches Strategy: Assessment Report (August 2017)
BolsoverPlaying Pitches Strategy: Strategy & Action Plan (August 2017)
- Bolsover Sustainable Community Strategy 2006-2020 (2013) (2.4MB)
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)
- report (3.3MB)
- review of employment sites plan 1 (4MB)
- review of employment sites plan 2 (3.3MB)
- review of employment sites plan 3 (3.2MB)
- review of employment sites plan 4 (3.1MB)
- review of employment sites plan 5 (2.5MB)
- Historic Environment Listings in Bolsover District (October 2016) (680kb)
- Bolsover District Council Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans (various)
- New Bolsover Model Village Planning Guidelines SPG (October 2008) (1.7MB)
- Historic Environment SPD (March 2006) (4MB)
English Heritage Bolsover Castle Conservation Management Plan (2012)
- report part 1 (7.1MB)
- report part 2 (4.7MB)
- report part 3 (5.7MB)
- report part 4 (7.8MB)
- report part 5 (11MB)
Strategic Housing Market Assessment
- OAN Update Report (November 2017)
- Sensitivity Testing Analysis (March 2014)
- Housing Market Overview report (2.2MB)
- Bolsover District report (2MB)
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)
- Agricultural Land Classification (August 2010) (18.7MB)
- The Landscape Character of Derbyshire (2003)
- Infrastructure Study and Delivery Plan (March 2018) (7.4MB)
- Derbyshire County and Derbyshire City Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (July 2006) (963kb)
Population and Community
- Settlement Hierarchy Study (March 2018) (3.4MB)
Transport and Air Quality
Bolsover Town Transport Study
- Bolsover Town Transport Study (October 2016)
- Bolsover Town Transport Study Addendum (October 2017) (1.3MB)
Clowne Transport Study (October 2016)
- report (3MB)
- appendices A, B and C (2.1MB)
- appendix D (6.4MB)
- Clowne Transport Study Addendum (October 2017) (0.8 MB)
M1 Junction 29A Operational Capacity Assessment
- Updated committed developments report (January 2014) (4.4mb)
- Initial assessment report (July 2012) (301kb)
- Initial assessment report appendix 1 (July 2012) (285kb)
- Initial assessment report appendix 2 (July 2012) (1.4MB)
- Initial assessment report appendix 3 (July 2012) (1.8MB)
North Derbyshire Highway Assignment Model Traffic Forecasting Report (April 2012)
North Derbyshire Transport Study Part 2b - Traffic Impacts Cumulative (February 2012)
- report (2MB)
- appendix (1.4MB)
- Derbyshire County Council Local Transport Plan 3 2001-2026 (April 2011) 2.2MB)
- Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy 2011-2026 (April 2011)
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)
- Outline Water Cycle Study (October 2010) (3.2MB)
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (March 2009)