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Darley Dale Town Council

Serving the people of Darley Dale

Town Clerk: Carol Lavell
The Whitworth Centre, Station
Road, Darley Dale, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 2EQ

Tel: 01629 735 248

Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan

The Plan has now been submitted to the District Council as at June 2017. The next stage will be a public consultation period.

Details will be posted as soon as we receive the go ahead from the District Council

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    Our Office is normally open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 12.00.

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    A view over the lake in Whitworth Gardens.

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    Lake in Whitworth park

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Darley Dale Town Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Darley Dale a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Darley Dale Town Council was formed in 1980 and consists of 12 councillors - seven covering the North Ward and five covering the South Ward. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm (except August) at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. A period of 10 minutes at the start and end of meetings is allowed for members of the public to raise issues with the Town Council.

Latest News



Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:55 by Carol Lavell


Fairtrade Fortnight is almost upon us again and we hope people will feel encouraged to join in. It will run from Monday, February 26th to Sunday, March 11th. Darley Dale Fairtrade Group is organising a free TOWN TRAIL to raise awareness of the range of items now available to support justice for small producers with limited access to overseas markets. Several shops and businesses in Darley Dale have agreed to display a marked and numbered Fairtrade object and competition entry forms for those who would like to see how many of these they can find. There will be three prizes for the winners. To take part find your first object in your nearest shop, pub or public place, pick up an entry form and see how many more you can spot. Competition entry forms will also be available at Darley Dale Methodist Church, St Helen's Church & the Whitworth Centre. Return your completed form in the box at the Whitworth Centre, the churches or post to Ingrid Pasteur at 24 Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale, DE4 2QB. Results will be published. Good Luck! More »

Also join us for a Fairtrade Coffee morning and stall at

Darley Dale Methodist Church from 10.00 - 11.30am on Friday, March 2nd and

atWensley Reading Room from 10.00 - 11.30am on Saturday, March 3rd.

You will also find a Traidcraft Fairtrade stall EVERY THURSDAY morning at the Methodist Church Hall during their regular coffee morning and lunch from 10.30am onwards. » Less

Large Housing Development planned for Darley Dale, behind the Co-Op

Large Housing Development planned for Darley  Dale, behind the Co-Op

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:13 by Carol Lavell

A revised planning application has been submitted by Charles Church, the developer, this time for 100 houses on the site.

The Town Council has received lots of letters of objection to this development based on concerns of over development, loss of green space between Matlock and Darley Dale, highways concerns relating to the A6, insufficient local infrastructure to support a development of this size, increase in traffic, etc More »

If you are unhappy with this application, please write to the Planning officer : planning@derbyshiredales.gov.uk (copy in: townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk so we can continue supporting local people in their objections)

Further information is available at https://planning.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=P1CWFYFUM5F00&activeTab=summary

Please note any letters submitted to the previous application will NOT be considered this time therefore new letters must be written. » Less

Large Planning Development Proposed for Darley Dale

Large Planning Development Proposed for Darley Dale

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:47 by Carol Lavell

This week the Town Council has received notification that a planning application for a residential development for 126 dwellings has been received by the District Council.

The houses are proposed to be built on the site behind the former RBS building. More »

Initial concerns have been raised about loss of precious green belt land, urbanisation along the A6, traffic congestion and undue pressure on local facilities especially schools.

All the details can be found on the Derbyshire Dales Planning web portal. 17/00490/FUL


If you would like to comment on this, please feel free to drop the Town Clerk an email regarding your views.

Alternatively drop an email directly to Derbyshire Dales District Council expressing your views at planning@derbyshiredales.gov.uk. Please copy the Town Council into any emails then we can reflect the wider communities views when we respond formally. townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk

This item will be discussed at the next meeting of the Town Council which will be held on July 20th at 7.00pm in the Old Library at the Whitworth Centre. Darley Dale. » Less