Neighbourhood Planning

Under the terms of the new Localism Act, communities can now choose to produce a neighbourhood plan, which will contain policies to help shape and deliver new development in their areas. Because this document will become a statutory (legal) document communities have to produce it in a certain way. The Government has set out regulations on how this would be done.

Neighbourhood plans can set out a vision for an area and should contain planning policies for the use and development of land. A neighbourhood plan should be developed to help guide development, rather than to prevent it. Policies should cover local issues rather than strategic issues. For example, a plan could cover where new homes, shops or offices should go and what green spaces should be protected.

Plans should be developed in partnership with the parish council, local community groups, local authority, statutory consultees, local residents and local businesses. They will need to be produced in conformity with policies and proposals in the Newark and Sherwood’s Local Development Framework which are considered ‘Strategic’ and the National Planning Policy Framework. If the plan is adopted by the district council it will become a statutory document that will be used when determining planning applications.

Neighbourhood planning cannot be used to block the building of the homes and businesses considered to be necessary to meet the district’s current and future needs. It can, however, influence the type, design, location and mix of new development.

Neighbourhood Planning can involve any of the following:

  • Neighbourhood development plan - establishes the vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in your neighbourhood.
  • Neighbourhood development order – allows the community to grant planning permission for types of new developments you want to see go ahead.
  • Community right to build order – is a type of neighbourhood development order which gives communities the power to develop, for instance, small-scale housing and other facilities that you want without the need to apply for planning permission.

All of these documents will be subject to an independent examination and a local referendum before they can be adopted.

Who can lead on neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning is led by the local community. A Neighbourhood Development Plan and a Neighbourhood Development Order can only be prepared by parish or town council in parished areas.

In areas where there is no parish or town council, a neighbourhood forum can lead on coordinating the neighbourhood planning for your area. This could be an existing community organisation or a new group but it will need to meet certain criteria.

The neighbourhood forum and area boundary will need to be approved by the council.

A Community Right to Build Order can be prepared by certain community organisations and not just the parish or town council or neighbourhood forum.

Interested in producing a Neighbourhood Plan?

We have a duty to assist interested councils and communities in producing their Neighbourhood Plans. For further Information please contact Planning Policy.

01636 655859;

planningpolicy@nsdc.info

Planning Policy, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts, NG23 5QX

What is happening in Newark and Sherwood?

Southwell Neighbourhood Plan

The Southwell Neighbourhood Plan was produced between July 2012 and November 2105. It passed referendum on 22 September 2016 and was formally adopted by the Council on 11 October 2016.

Farnsfield Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

Newark and Sherwood District Council's Economic Development Committee designated the parish of Farnsfield as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning at its meeting on 25 June 2014. The community are now progressing the development of their Neighbourhood Plan.

Farnsfield Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Newark & Sherwood District Council on 14th February 2017. After determining that it met the necessary submission requirements, the plan has been placed on deposit for a 6 week consultation period between 27th February to 11th April 2017.

The Plan is available to view below, and is also available in paper form at the District Council Offices, Kelham Hall and Farnsfield Library during normal opening hours. Any comments should be made on the form below and submitted in accordance with the instructions on it.

Following close of consultation the plan, together with any comments received will be submitted to an independent examiner for examination. The examination will conclude that either the plan does not meet the basic conditions and cannot proceed to referendum or, it does meet the basic conditions and can proceed to referendum with or without modification. If the plan does proceed to referendum a further 6 weeks’ notice will be given.

If the plan passes referendum it will become part of the Development Plan for the District and will be used in the determination of planning applications and appeals.

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan (PDF File, 2,343kb)

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan - Character Appraisal (PDF File, 2,666kb)

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan - Evidence Base (PDF File, 7,118kb)

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Statement (PDF File, 713kb)

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation Statement (PDF File, 1,098kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 1 (PDF File, 708kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 2 (PDF File, 225kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 3 (PDF File, 350kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 4 (PDF File, 3,894kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 5 (PDF File, 112kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 6 (PDF File, 374kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 7 (PDF File, 11,526kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 8 (PDF File, 486kb)

Consultation Statement Appendix 9 (PDF File, 3,724kb)

Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan SEA & HRA Screening Report (PDF File, 878kb)

Submission Farnsfield Neighbourhood Plan - Representation Form [51kb]

Kings Clipstone Neighbourhood Plan

Newark and Sherwood District Council's Economic Development Committee designated the parish of Kings Clipstone as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning at its meeting on 25 June 2014. The community are now progressing the development of their Neighbourhood Plan and intend to carry out public consultation later in 2014. 

Thurgarton Neighbourhood Plan

Thurgarton Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Newark & Sherwood District Council on 19th December 2016. After determining that it met the necessary submission requirements, the plan has been placed on deposit for a 6 week consultation period between 3rd January to 13th February 2017.

 

The Plan is available to view below, and is also available in paper form at the District Council Offices, Kelham Hall and Southwell Library during normal opening hours.

 

Any comments should be made on the form below and submitted in accordance with the instructions on it.

 

Following close of consultation the plan, together with any comments received will be submitted to an independent examiner for examination. The examination will conclude that either the plan does not meet the basic conditions and cannot proceed to referendum or, it does meet the basic conditions and can proceed to referendum with or without modification. If the plan does proceed to referendum a further 6 weeks’ notice will be given.

 

If the plan passes referendum it will become part of the Development Plan for the District and will be used in the determination of planning applications and appeals.

 

Thurgarton Neighbourhood Plan (Submission) (PDF File, 2,672kb)

 

Consultation Statement (Updated January 2017) (PDF File, 244kb)

 

Consultation Statement Appendices (Updated January 2017) (PDF File, 11,510kb)

Basic Condition Statement (PDF File, 312kb)

Representation Form [50kb]

Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton Neighbourhood Plan

Under delegated authority from the Economic Development Committee the parish of Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton has been designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning on 25 March 2015. The community are now progressing the development of their Neighbourhood Plan.

Epperstone Neighbourhood Plan

Under delegated authority from the Economic Development Committee the parish of Epperstone has been designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning on 24 April 2015. The community are now progressing the development of their Neighbourhood Plan.

Fernwood Neighbourhood Plan

Fernwood Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Newark & Sherwood District Council on 4th January 2017. After determining that it met the necessary submission requirements, the plan has been placed on deposit for a 6 week consultation period between 23rd January 2017 to 3rd March 2017.

 

The plan is available to view through the download below and is also available in paper format at the District Council Offices, Kelham Hall and Fernwood Parish Council Offices during normal opening hours.

 

Any comments should be made on the form below and submitted in accordance with the instructions on it.

 

Following close of consultation the plan, together with any comments received will be submitted to an independent examiner for examination. The examination will conclude that either the plan does not meet the basic conditions and cannot proceed to referendum or, it does meet the basic conditions and can proceed to referendum with or without modification. If the plan does proceed to referendum a further 6 weeks’ notice will be given.

 

If the plan passes referendum it will become part of the Development Plan for the District and will be used in the determination of planning applications and appeals.

 

Submission Fernwood Neighbourhood Plan (PDF File, 2,868kb)

 

Fernwood Neighbourhood Plan - Representation Form [51kb]

 

Additional supporting documents (including the Basic Conditions and Consultation Summaries) can be found on the Fernwood Parish Council Website.

Fiskerton-cum-Morton Neighbourhood Plan

Fiskerton-cum-Morton Parish Council have applied to designate the whole of their parish  as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning.  A copy of the application, a map of the area to which it applies and the consultation notice can be viewed on the downloads below. Consultation on the area designation runs between 30th January 2017  and 10th March 2017 and any comments should be made in accordance with the details set out on the notice.

Following close of consultation the Council will take any comments received into account in determining the application. If the area is confirmed, the Parish council will be able to proceed with developing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Fiskerton-cum-Morton Application for Neighbourhood Area Designation (PDF File, 285kb)

Fiskerton-cum- Morton Neighbourhood Area Public Notice (PDF File, 186kb)

Fiskerton-cum-Morton Parish Map (PDF File, 1,873kb)

Contact us

planningpolicy@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

01636 650000

Planning Policy
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Kelham
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX

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