Employment Land Review Contract

Employment Land Review Contract

The Core Strategy states that employment land in Bakewell should be safeguarded because of the importance of this space to the town and the National Park as a whole.


Bakewell Employment Land Review
Awarding body Peak District National Park Authority



EST. START DATE: 19/10/2015
EST. END DATE: 01/02/2016


The Peak District National Park Authority is at a middle stage in completing its Development Plan Documents (DPD), having adopted the Core Strategy DPD in October 2011 as the first and principal document in its Local Development Plan.

The next DPD covers a range of development management issues to assist in the delivery of the emerging Core Strategy. It contains detailed criteria-based policy offering planners, applicants, agents, etc the nuts and bolts of day to day decision making. Policies will cover the way that adverse impact can be mitigated as well as offering guidance on how we can create better development that addresses the needs of residents and visitors while conserving and enhancing the valued characteristics of the National Park.

Alongside this the Authority is working closely with several communities on Neighbourhood Plans. A key community in this list is Bakewell.

The Core Strategy states that employment land in Bakewell should be safeguarded because of the importance of this space to the town and the National Park as a whole.

However key sites within the town have struggled with take-up and others require investment and infrastructure improvement to optimise their role into the future.

Consequently the National Park Authority wish to commission a piece of work of mutual benefit which will give greater certainty to the employment land needs of the town into the future. Also important is the relationship of employment land (B1, B2, B8) in the overall land use mix of the town and the potential impact of changing the mix to other employment generating uses such as A1, A2, A3 and C1 on the health and viability of the town centre and the town as a whole.

A series of strategic studies already provide a starting point for this question and as such the proposed study is viewed as a relatively short commission reviewing the existing evidence but then offering a town-specific view as to the needs, and function of land-uses and their potential impact on the town over the next 15-20 years.

Tenders are sought to carry out this key piece of work commencing from mid October 2015 and finishing by February 2016 in order to inform the next stages in producing the neighbourhood plan for Bakewell, which will form part of the development plan for the National Park.

Associated Documents

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Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Negotiated Tender
Category Planning,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES


1 October 2015

19 days


2 October 2015

20 days


Peak District National Park Authority
Brian Taylor
Peak District National Park Authority,
Aldern House,
Baslow Road,
DE45 1AE. Tel: 01629 816303

This contract is being managed by Peak District National Park Authority . To request documentation contactbrian.taylor@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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