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Neighbourhood Planning in North East Derbyshire

Adopted Neighbourhood Plans:

Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum 22nd November 2017).

 Latest news on the neighbourhood plans:

The Examination of the Wingerworth Neighbourhood Plan is underway. The Referendum on the Ashover Neighbourhood Plan took place on February 8th and delivered a 90% vote in favour. The Plan has now therefore come into force.

Background:

Neighbourhood Planning enables town and parish councils or neighbourhood forums to prepare, in partnership with the community they represent, a formal planning document for their area. The purpose of this tier of plan making is to empower local people to take a proactive role in shaping the future of the areas in which they live and give local people greater ownership of the plans and policies that affect their local area.

The first stage in developing a neighbourhood plan is to designate the 'neighbourhood area' that it will cover. Once a neighbourhood area has been established, a neighbourhood plan may be developed for that area. There is quite a lot of work required to do this, including gathering evidence to support the Plan. 

The group preparing a Neighbourhood Plan (usually a Parish Council) will consult their community before submitting a Draft Plan to the District Council. After further consultation the Submitted Plan will be examined by an independent inspector. The District Council will then decide whether the Plan can be sent forward to the final stage. The final stage is endorsement from the local community through a referendum.

If it is endorsed the Plan is ‘made’ (brought into legal force) by the District Council and is part of the Development Plan for the District. As of March 2017 no Neighbourhood Plans have been made within the District.

The District Council provides support for groups carrying out neighbourhood planning. See our Neighbourhood Planning Protocol for more information on the direct support we can provide.

The following areas have Neighbourhood Plans in preparation, or have requested to become Neighbourhood areas:

Ashover

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Ashover Neighbourhood Plan was held on 8th February 2018. The result was in favour and the Plan has now therefore come into force. Details of the referendum are on thet the elections webpagepage

The Ashover Neighbourhood Plan has been written by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and approved by the Parish Council. The Parish Council consulted on that Draft Plan in for 6 weeks in January 2016 and on a revised Plan in Feb 2017. Responses to those consultations helped inform changes to the document which was submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council.

The District Council confirmed to the Parish Council on 14th August 2017 that it was satisfied that the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) have been met.

Letter of 14th August 2017

The Plan was subject to a period of consultation for 6 weeks, from Thursday 20th July to Thursday 31st August. 2017. The submission documents and responses to the consultation can be found below.

The Plan has now been examined and the Examiner has provided a report, in which he has recommended that the Plan may proceed to a Public Referendum subject to some amendments.

The District Council has decided that the Plan, as amended in line with the Examiner’s recommendations, may go forward to Public Referendum; with a provisional date of 8 February. Details are available on the Elections web pages. 

Decision Statement

  1. The Ashover Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum version);
  2. A Summary of the representations submitted to the Independent Examiner;

Submitted Plan and documents

 Designation of Ashover Neighbourhood Area: Record of Decision, Formal Notice, Neighbourhood Area Application and Ashover Parish Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Further information: Ashover neighbourhood Plan website.

 

Brackenfield

Brackenfield Parish Council has applied to designate the area of the Parish of Brackenfield, save for two fields which have previously been included in the Wessington Neighbourhood Area, as a neighbourhood area within the meaning of Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Further Information: Brackenfield Neighbourhood Planning website

 

Brampton

Designation of Brampton Parish Neighbourhood Area: Formal Notice, Neighbourhood Area Application.

Wessington Parish Council will now be preparing their Draft Neighbourhood Plan. For further information see the Brampton Parish Council website.

 

Dronfield

Designation of Dronfield Neighbourhood Area: Record of Decision, Formal Notice, Neighbourhood Area Application.

Dronfield Town Council is currently asking people for their views in advance of a proposed Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Further information: Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan website

 

Holymoorside and Walton

Following the positive result of the Public Referendum held on the 22nd November 2017 on the  Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan, North East Derbyshire District Council has ‘made’ the Plan and it will now be used by the District Council Planning officers to assess planning applications submitted within the Parish.

A) Final Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan (pending)

Earlier stages of the Plan’s preparation are set out below.

The Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan has been written by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and approved by the Parish Council. The Draft Plan underwent consultation for 6 weeks ending on 8th March 2016. Comments made to the Parish Council from that consultation helped inform changes to the document which was submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council.

The District Council confirmed to the Parish Council on 24th April 2017 that it was satisfied that the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) have been met.

Letter of 24th April 2017 

The Submission Draft Plan was published and subject to a period of consultation for 6 weeks, from 26th May to 7th July. 2017 The submission documents and responses to the consultation can be found below.


The Plan has now been examined and the Examiner has provided a report, in which he recommended that the Plan may proceed to a Public Referendum subject to some amendments.

Examiner’s Report 

The District Council has decided that the Plan, as amended in line with the Examiner’s recommendations, will go forward to Public Referendum; with a date of 23 November 2017. Details will be available on the elections web pages on 19th October 2017.

Decision Statement

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum documentation.

  1. The Holymoorside and Walton Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. The Report of the Independent Examiner into the Neighbourhood Plan;
  3. A Summary of the representations submitted to the Independent Examiner;
  4. Decision Statement’ by the District Council that the draft Neighbourhood Plan with modifications meets the basic conditions complies with the relevant legislation and may go forward to referendum;
  5. This information statement

Submitted Plan and documents:


Wessington

Designation of Wessington Neighbourhood Area: Record of Decision, Formal Notice, Neighbourhood Area Application

Wessington Parish Council is currently preparing their Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Further information: Wessington Neighbourhood Plan website

Wingerworth

The Wingerworth Neighbourhood Development Plan has been written by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and approved by the Parish Council. It proposes a number of policies on housing provision, employment, the environment and community facilities. The Parish Council consulted on that Draft Plan in for 6 weeks in January 2016, and views from those consultations helped inform changes to the document. Wingerworth Parish Council carried out a six week consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan in August/September 2016. The Draft Plan has now been submitted to the District Council.

The Plan was subject to a period of consultation for 6 weeks ending on Monday 16th October 2017 

The Plan is currently being examined, and as part of that process the independent examiner has requested that the following statement be sent to interested parties and published on the council's website.

Examiner’s Statement

The statement refers to the following document.

Legal Opinion submitted to Examiner  

Submitted Plan and documents.

For further information see the GOV.UK web page on Neighbourhood Planning .

 

 

 

 

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