Consultation period for the Kirk Ireton Draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Kirk Ireton Parish Council formally submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documentation on 3rd April 2019 to the Derbyshire Dales District Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012.

There is now a consultation period between 23rd September to 4th November 2019, we would welcome prompt comments as those received after 4th November will not be considered.

Hard copy of the draft Neighbourhood Plan with supporting documents and Response Form are available to view at:

  • The Kirk Ireton Village Shop
  • The Kirk Ireton Church
  • The Kirk Ireton Village Hall

The Response Form has space for comments, once completed the form should be posted to:
Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan, Regeneration and Policy, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
or emailed to:

The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online at:

The Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents:

Representations from public bodies and organisations received for the Neighbourhood Plan during the Regulation 14 ‘pre-submission consultation’ period between 19th November 2018 to 14th January 2019:

Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan

Formal “Pre-submission” Consultation

Kirk Ireton Parish Council give notice, pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, of the following:-
Consultation on the pre-submission proposed Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan will be between 19th November 2018 – 14th January 2019

Please use this  >>Kirk Ireton NP Response Form<< and deliver your comments by any of these three methods:

  • Email: 
  • Deliver into the box at the Village Shop.
  • Post to Nick Delves
    (Chair of the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee)
    Hillside Farm, Field Lane, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3LN.
    Landline: 01335 370 038 / Mobile: 07973 324 985

Neighbourhood Plan Documents

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Meeting Minutes

Amenities Working Group

Kirk Ireton Conservation Area Appraisal
The Derbyshire Dales Conservation Department review of Kirk Ireton:

Derbyshire Dales District Council KI Conservation Area

 Rural Place Profile

Derbyshire Dales District Council KI Settlement Boundary

Derbyshire Dales District Council Landscape Sensitivity Study

Derbyshire Dales Settlement Hierarchy October 2015

Local Plan Advisory Committee Meeting 18 Jan 2016
Sets out a plan (Appendix 3) with an ‘Assessment Schedule’ (Appendix 3) for land the KI Neighbourhood Plan team believe was submitted in the recent, and also past, ‘Call for Sites’.


Overwhelming Support for a Village Plan

2015_0966_KI_Village_Hall_19_Feb2015_0981_KI_Village_Hall_19_FebOver seventy people packed the Village Hall on the evening of the 19th February to hear about a proposal  to set up a Steering Committee and Working Groups to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Kirk Ireton.
Jeremy Butt and Nick Delves introduced the meeting  to set the scene. Jo Dugdale from Rural Action Derbyshire then gave a presentation on what it means to have a plan and what is involved in producing it. Rural Action Derbyshire has a leading role in developing Community led Plans (also known as Parish Plans) in Derbyshire and supports communities throughout the process.
This was followed by the showing of an edited version of a Countryfile programme which highlighted problems local communities are having and could have in future in the absence of a local plan.
It was overwhelmingly agreed that the village should produce a Neighbourhood Plan and people were invited to put themselves forward for the Steering Group and the Working Groups.
More information on Neighbourhood Plans can be found on The Setting Up Group will meet at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th February to appoint officers for the Steering Group and progress things further.

2015_0934_KI_School_WorkPosters were on display at the meeting showing their vision for the future of the village. The shool headmaster Peter Johnston explained to the meeting how the project came about as part of the normal school curriculum.

A Neighbourhood Plan in the making


Sounds dull – but isn’t!

Come to a Public Meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday February 19th. The doors open at 7.30pm and the meeting starts at 8.15pm.

A Neighbourhood Plan has been started and when you know what it is, YOU WILL WANT YOUR SAY. So read on……

Since the planning laws have been revised, broadly speaking any developer can buy any land and put up buildings as long as they comply with the current Derbyshire Dales local plan and the building regulations. That is, UNLESS we have a Neighbourhood Plan in place to say what WE want done in this area of land, inside the boundaries of the Parish of Kirk Ireton. This plan when made will have power in planning law.

Over the next 15 to 20 years there will be changes. We can’t say no to everything. However…

A Neighbourhood Plan is OUR CHANCE to shape the developments that we want and need to happen.

First we have to decide on what we want our community to look like in 20 years. We make a Vision Statement. It is vital that we all contribute our ideas and come to an agreement in broad terms about our future community.

Then we steer through a series of hoops; mapping, gathering evidence, creating a profile of the present community, matching our plan against present law, consulting widely and recording who has been consulted, drafting final proposals and submitting the final plan.

The Plan has to pass two formal tests: an independent inspection that checks the plan for legality, and a referendum of all the eligible voters in the parish.

The whole process will take about a year. Anyone who lives, works and/or runs businesses here is asked to offer skills and expertise to complete the task.

So far work has begun with a small setting-up group. This is just a starter group and is open to new members at any time. The setting-up group have been meeting over the autumn in the Village Hall, supported by Rural Action Derbyshire;

Here is their draft of a Vision Statement. Do you agree?

Neighbourhood Plan
A Vision statement for Kirk Ireton

Kirk Ireton is a place that has a caring and active community and which takes care of children, older people and is safe for everyone. A place that offers a suitable mix of dwellings and people to sustain a school, a pub, a shop, a church and a chapel.
It is a village that makes provision for people to work in the parish with good communications and is a place where future development considers both the landscape and villagers’ access to it.

Do you agree?


EVERYONE who lives and works in the village (or parish) is cordially invited to a meeting in the new year –

Public Meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday February 19th. The doors open at 7.30pm and the meeting starts at 8.15pm.

to hear more about the plan and to help make it happen

Come along to the February Meeting to hear more and contribute ideas on the future look of Kirk Ireton Parish. Make sure you tell your neighbours and get them to come along too. Free glass of wine and nibbles to all (over 18s).

For more information, offers of help and news of the meeting,
Contact Nick Delves on 01335 370 038 or Jan Hall

Kirk Ireton Parish Council: Chairman’s Annual Report May 2011

The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government representing and promoting the interests and concerns of the community at a grass roots level. It has fewer duties than District and County Councils, but greater freedom to choose what action to take. It can play a vital role in representing the interests of the community and to improve its quality of life and the local environment. The Council has been granted powers by Parliament to raise money through taxation (the Precept) and a range of powers to spend this public money. Continue reading