Peak Park Design Guide

The Peak District National Park Authority ‘Design Guide’ 2007 is not a stand alone document but builds from previous policies and Local Plans and also looks forward to issues emerging in the new style Core Strategy Development Plan Document of the Local Development Framework.

The Peak District National Park Design Guide is a Supplementary Planning Document. The Guide is a Supplementary Planning Document and provides material consideration in all planning decisions, which involve building work in the Park. It carries considerable weight in decision-making, having been subject to scrutiny and amendment through wide public consultation.

The guide is broken down into a series of Sections and supporting appendices; to summarise the sections are:

  • Section 2 describes the character of the Peak District landscape, the nature of the local building tradition and the role that new development can play.
  • Section 3 looks in more detail at how new development can fit successfully into the area. It contains information relevant to anyone designing a new building.
  • Section 4 deals with materials.
  • Section 5 deals with development involving more than one building and covers urban design, amenity and access.
  • Section 6 on sustainability is applicable to all design proposals.
  • Section 7 relates specifically to altering or extending a house, including advice on garages and conservatories.
  • Section 8 deals with the conversion of buildings to a new use.
  • Section 9 summarises the approach to shop front design.
  • Section 10 and 11 deal with the details of buildings and landscaping respectively, advice that relates to all proposals.
  • Section 12 refers to wildlife and protected species, advice that again applies to all proposals.

To view the Peak District National Park Authority ‘Design Guide’ 2007 please click here.