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Oakham & Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on Recommended Modifications 

Following significant recommended modifications put forward by the Examiner Rutland County Council is undertaking a public consultation from Friday 25th November until 5pm on Friday 7th January 2022, for 6 weeks during which interested parties are invited to make representations on the significant modifications.


The examination process assesses submitted neighbourhood plans at the point of examination rather than at the time that they were submitted. The Examiner has prepared a schedule of recommended modifications to the Plan which take account of Rutland County Council’s decision to withdraw the Local Plan from examination.  

In addition, the NPPF was updated in July 2021, the Examiner has followed a similar process to take account of this change in national planning policy.

Schedule of recommended modification can be viewed here 

Commenting on the recommended modifications

Comments are sought on the significant recommended modifications to the policies in the Plan. However, the broader package is included for completeness and cross-referencing.

Representations should only be made on the modifications as set out in the schedule. This is not a consultation on the full Neighbourhood Plan.

Paper copies of the Examiner’s Recommended Modification Schedule 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 Examiner’s Recommended Modification by email and post.

Email to localplan@rutland.gov.uk or by post to 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 on the recommended modification 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. 


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

Rutland County Council collated all the responses and forwarded them on to Andrew Ashcroft, who will considered 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. 

 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.

Oakham & Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan Stages



 Neighbourhood Area Designated

April 2016

 Draft Plan Published

May 2019

 Final Plan Submitted

11 Nov 2020 

 Examiner's Report Approved






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


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