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:
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:
To find out more about these documents, please click on the red links at the bottom of this page.
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 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.
Since the adoption of the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance document, we have commissioned a Strategic Market Housing Assessment and an Economic Viability of Affordable Housing Provision Study as part of the Evidence Base for the emerging Core Strategy Development Plan Document.
Following approval of these studies in 2007 and 2008 respectively, we published an Information Bulletin on Affordable Housing Provision in Bolsover District (134kb) to explain our policy guidance in light of their findings and of a number of changes to national planning guidance. This bulletin should be read in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (141kb).
The Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document (4MB) 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
The New Bolsover Model Village Planning Guidelines Supplementary Planning Guidance (1.7MB) 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
Successful Places - Finalist at the National Urban Design Awards
Successful Places has been recognised by our peers as a leading design guide, reaching the finals of the National Urban Design Awards. The guidance was one of four projects shortlisted from 12 submissions received in the Public Sector Awards Category.
We adopted Successful Places: A Guide to Sustainable Housing Layout and Design (16.44MB) as an Interim Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on the 2nd October 2013. (please note that as the guide above has a large file size, depending on your type of internet connection it may take a long time to download as a single file and so the guide has also been split into a series of smaller files as well)
The purpose of the Successful Places is to promote and achieve high quality residential development within the District by providing practical advice to all those involved in the design, planning and development of housing schemes. The guide is applicable to all new proposals for residential development, including mixed-use schemes that include an element of housing.
Successful Places provides a recommended approach to the design process to help ensure that layouts make the best use of their site and its assets and respond positively to the character of the local area. The guide also sets out a series of Place Making Principles based upon established best practice. Each principle states the key requirements that developments should meet and are supported by clear criteria that suggest ways in which proposals can be designed to satisfy the principle.
The guide currently supports the saved policies of the Bolsover District Local Plan and has been prepared to support the emerging policies of the new Local Plan and has been adopted to be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
With the adoption of Successful Places, the former Housing Layout and Design SPG has now been withdrawn and will no longer be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 we have produced an Adoption Statement (23kb) to accompany the SPD, setting out when the document was adopted and locations in the District where it can be inspected. We have also prepared the required Statement of Consultation (2.76MB) which details the consultation work undertaken during the preparation of the SPD and including how the comments received and issues raised in the representations were addressed in the final Supplementary Planning Document (pursuant to Regulation as (a) of the 2012 Regulations).
A few minor changes and corrections have also been made to the final SPD. All of these are noted in SPD Changes Log (42kb). This may be updated from time to time as necessary.