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Oakham & Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan

Rutland County Council designated the whole of the Oakham & Barleythorpe Parishes and a small part of Egleton Parish area in Rutland as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area following a statutory public consultation between 16 February and 29 March 2016.

Further details of the neighbourhood plan preparation are available on the Oakham & Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan website.

Regulation 16 Consultation Period

In accordance with Regulation 16, Rutland County Council is undertaking a public consultation from Friday 12th March until 5pm on Friday 23rd April 2021, for 6 weeks during which interested parties are invited to make representations on the draft submission draft plan and associated documents.

The submitted documentation (which can be viewed below) includes:

  • Oakham and Barleythorpe submission draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Oakham and Barleythorpe Designation Plan Area Map to which the neighbourhood Plan relates
  • Consultation Statement explaining who was consulted, and how consultation comments have been addressed
  • A Basic Conditions Statement explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Plan meets the requirements set out in legislation and environmental matters.

The 6-week Regulation 16 consultation period is: 12th March to 23rd April 2021

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, hard copies are not available to view at the Rutland County Council offices due its closure. If local residents have difficulty in engaging online, paper copies of the submission draft Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan will be available to inspect by appointment only at:

Oakham Town Council, Rol House, Long Row, Oakham by contacting the Town Clerk on 01572 723627.

We are inviting comments on the Neighbourhood Plan by email and post:

  • Email: localplan@rutland.gov.uk 
  • Post: Planning Policy, Rutland County Council, Catmose Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP by Friday 23rd April 2021

All comments will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Please note that personal information will be processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Once the consultation has closed, all representations and comments received will be passed to an independent examiner who will consider the representations and recommend whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum. 

SEA & HRA Screening

In some circumstances neighbourhood plans may require environmental assessments in line with European obligations.  These environmental assessments are a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).

Rutland County Council have carried out a ‘screening’ of the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan to determine whether a SEA or HRA is required. Following consultation with Historic England, the Environment Agency and Natural England the Council have determined that the Neighbourhood Plan does not require a SEA or Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulations.

 Oakham & Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan Stages



 Neighbourhood Area Designated

April 2015

 Draft Plan Published

May 2019

 Final Plan Submitted


 Examiner's Report Approved







Oakham & Barleythorpe Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan 

Oakham & Barleythorpe Consultation Statement 

Regulation 16 Oakham & Barleythorpe Basic Condition Statement

Oakham Neighbourhood Plan Designation Notice 

Oakham Designation Neighbourhood Plan Area Map

Oakham & Barleythorpe SEA-HRA Screening Report 

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