Peak park planning advice issued

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A GUIDE which aims to make the planning process easier has been published for residents in the Peak District.

The Peak District National Park Authority has published the document at the same time that both the authority and parish councils have agreed a parish accord, which sets out what the councils should expect of each other during the planning process.

John Herbert, chairman of the planning committee at the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “Planning is too important for it not to be understood by our residents, and it is certainly too important for anyone to not understand how we operate.

“These documents will help that understanding.

“The planning guide shows you how easy it is to get involved with us at all stages of planning.

“We recognise that most people will deal with planning issues only a few times in their life so we have brought together answers to the most common questions to help guide residents through the process.”

Both the guide and the parish accord can be viewed on the authority’s website at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planning