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Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Planning

Do you feel strongly about the development of your Parish – Get Involved, we need your help

It is essential that we have representation of a wide range of views on the N-Plan.

The N-Plan working group have assessed the results of the consultation held in August 2018 and developed the outlines of a Neighbourhood Plan together with its priorities relating to the safety issues along Plumley Moor Road, the improvement of the viability of village facilities and some very small new developments that remove eyesores and contribute to the environment of the parish.

We are now at a stage where we need to formalise the process with the creation of a Steering Group that will be responsible for the development of the N-Plan, agree on the issues to be included, apply for designation of the area, apply for funding, engage consultants and drive the plan to completion.

In this we need your input, without which it will be difficult to proceed.

Please be kind enough to inform any of the people named below of your wish to be included in the Steering Group.

John Wright


Phone: 07940837956

Steve Jones


Phone: 07887506861

Below is an Introduction to Neighbourhood Planning 

Neighbourhood planning is not a legal requirement but a right, introduced through the Localism Act 2011, which a community can use to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next 10, 15, or 20 years. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that the policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where development will go and what it will look like.

The following links provide further information on neighbourhood planning:

Stages in the development of our Neighbourhood Plan


Step 1: The Parish Council invites representation on issues affecting the local community and its vision.

Step 2: The Parish Council applies to the local planning authority to designate a neighbourhood area.

Step 3: A draft neighbourhood plan is prepared.

Step 4: The Parish Council publicises the draft plan and invites representations.

Step 5: The Parish Council amends the plan and submits the plan proposals to the local planning authority.

Step 6: There is an independent examination of the plan proposals.

Step 7: A referendum is held on the neighbourhood plan.

Step 8: The neighbourhood plan is brought into force.