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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.

Examination Arrangements 

Rutland County Council (with the agreement of Oakham Town Council and Barleythorpe Parish Council) have appointed an Independent Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft to examine the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan.

Rutland County Council have collated all the responses and forwarded them on to Andrew Ashcroft, who will consider the responses and the Plan documents when assessing whether the Neighbourhood Plan meets the relevant legislation and can therefore proceed to referendum.

Formal examination of the Plan began on the 10th May 2021. The examiner has requested that the Examination Arrangements are published on the website. 

Examination Arrangements  

Inspector Clarification Note

Neighbourhood Plan Group & RCC response to Clarification Note

Examiners Note (30th June 2021)

Examiners Note (22nd July 2021)

Reg 16 Consultation Responses 

Oakham & Barleythorpe NP Consultation Representations 1-11

Oakham & Barleythope NP Consultation Representation 12 (Doc 1-5)

Oakham & Barleythope NP Consultation Representation 12 (Doc 6-7) 

Oakham & Barleythope NP Consultation Representation 13-16 

Oakham & Barleythope NP Consultation Representation 17-18

Oakham & Barleythope NP Consultation - RCC Comments  

Regulation 16 Consultation Period

In accordance with Regulation 16, Rutland County Council undertook a public consultation between  12th March and   23rd April 2021, for 6 weeks during which interested parties were 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.

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.

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.

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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