Dronfield Town Council

Serving the people of Dronfield


Town Clerk: Andrew Tristram
Dronfield Civic Hall
Dronfield Civic Centre
Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PD

Tel: 01246 418573

Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan 2018

A Neighbourhood Plan is primarily for use when making planning decisions. If a change is proposed within Dronfield then North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC) must refer to the Neighbourhood Plan to ensure that the proposals are in keeping with its policies. However, Dronfield has chosen to use this opportunity to set out a vision for the town and identify a number of projects which will improve it and create a better future for residents and visitors.

Dronfield sits within the North East Derbyshire District which as a whole is currently subject to the development of a Local Plan. In addition NEDDC commissioned a report entitled Dronfield 2035 which developed a vision and strategy for the town centre. Dronfield's Neighbourhood Plan acknowledges the vision, objectives and strategy of the Local Plan and the Dronfield 2035 document. The Town Council however wished to create a plan which specifically addressed the needs of the town.

In July 2016 a Steering Group was formed, chaired by the Leader of the Council. By September 2016 Dronfield was officially designated as a neighbourhood area for the purposes of Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

During early 2018 a series of consultation events were held as part of an informal consultation process on the emerging plan. A link to the revised version of the plan, following this consultation, can be found below.

The Town Council very much welcomes comments and thoughts by residents, landowners, developers and local community and business organisations or anyone else with an interest in how Dronfield develops.

To comment on the Neighbourhood Plan please email joanne.mitchell@dronfield.gov.uk

Consultation Process

The Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation for 8 weeks from 17 July 2018 to 11 September 2018.

The Draft Plan and associated maps and supporting documents can be found below.

Hard copies of the Plan can be obtained by emailing joanne.mitchell@dronfield.gov.uk. They are also available for viewing at the following locations; Dronfield Town Council Office and the Dronfield Library.

Residents and other organisations were able to provide their feedback via an online form, post or email.

Next Steps

The results of the consultation on the Draft Plan will be considered very carefully and used to finalise and amend the Plan. The revised Neighbourhood Plan will then be submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council with background documents. North East Derbyshire District Council will undertake a further public consultation on the Plan for 6 weeks before the Plan is subjected to an independent examination. A referendum will be held, and if successful the Plan will be "made" and used to help determine planning applications.

Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan (Version 14vc)


Copies of the maps referred to in the Neighbourhood Plan can be seen by clicking on the links below;


Copies of the various appendices referred to in the Neighbourhood Plan can be found by clicking on the links below;

Evidence Base

A list of the supporting evidence base can be seen below with links to the relevant website or documents, where available.

DCLG National Planning Policy Framework, 2012
2005 North East Derbyshire District Local Plan
Conservation of Habitats & Species Regulation 2012
2017 CEBR The Best Places to Live and Work – 2017 update
NEDDC Draft Local Plan 2017
2011 Census
Public Health Marmot Indicators 2015
School Performance Tables
Settlement role & function study 2013
Localism Act 2011
Green Belt Infrastructure Study 2012
NEDDC Green Belt Functionality Study – Final Expanded Report 2014
Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity 2013,Technical Support Document 1, Derbyshire County Council
The Landscape Character of Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council 2013
Historic Environment Study, The Constrained North, November 2012 Final Draft
NEDDC Green Infrastructure Plan
Moss Valley Biodiversity Study (DCC Countryside and Natural England, 2005
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
Landscape Character Descriptions, Derbyshire County Council 2015
The Habitat Creation Guide for Lowland Derbyshire
Housing Needs Report, North East District Council
Dronfield 2035: A Vision for the Town
Transport Studies report NEDDC
NEDDC Town Centre Health Check 2013
Retail Capacity Study 2008
NEDDC, Dronfield Conservation Area Character Statement, May 2000
- Part One
- Part Two
NEDDC, Dronfield Woodhouse Conservation Area Character Statement, November 2002
- Part One
- Part Two
- Map
NEDDC, Coal Aston Conservation Area Character Statement, November 2003
- Part One
- Part Two & Map
The Old Dronfield Society, Explore Dronfield, Heritage Trail No.1, Dronfield Old Town, 2016
The Old Dronfield Society, Heritage Trail No. 2, The Drone Valley, 2016
David Hey, Medieval and Tudor Dronfield, Books at the Barn, 2015
David Hey, The Houses of the Dronfield Lead Merchants, Books at the Barn, 2015
Barry Joyce, Gordon Michell, Mike Williams, Derbyshire Detail and Character, Alan Sutton, 1996
Dronfield Civic Society, Dronfield Conservation Area, 2017
Clare Hartwell and Nicholas Pevsner, Derbyshire, Pevsner Architectural Guides, Buildings of England, Second edition, 2016
Findings from Community Consultation Event on Preliminary Draft Plan (February 2018)
Dronfield Draft Housing Characteristics Report Supporting Evidence (April 2018) Prepared by Andrew Towlerton Associates
Proposed Dronfield Character Buildings & Structures of Local Heritage Interest
Dronfield Town Character Buildings and Structures of Local Heritage Interest - Supporting Evidence
Dronfield Proposed Local Green Spaces - Supporting Evidence