Comments sought on planning documents for national park

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Locals are being asked for their views on planning guidance for alterations and extensions to houses and the design of shop fronts in the national park.

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting the public and other stakeholders, including local businesses, parish councils, planning agents, interest groups, statutory bodies, conservation organisations, to comment on two new design documents:

• Alterations and Extensions is detailed design guidance for householders and developers. It sets out the authority’s approach to dealing with changes to doors, windows, rooflights and parking, as well as additions such as porches, garages and conservatories.

• Shop Fronts is detailed design guidance for retailers, developers and designers. It sets out the approach to creating good shop fronts in the national park.

The consultation runs from March 3 to April 28. The documents are available at or at libraries and council offices including Bakewell, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop.