Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood plans in Rutland are prepared by parish and town councils and provide an opportunity for local communities to shape the development and growth of their local area through the Localism Act 2011.

The map below shows the neighbourhood plan areas that have been designated and the preparation status of each neighbourhood plan in Rutland. 

Adopted neighbourhood plans 

To find the documents for the specific Neighbourhood Plans, please use the village/town name in the keywords search box

Neighbourhood plans currently being prepared

There are currently four Neighbourhood Plans being prepared in Rutland for Barrowden and Wakerley, Market Overton, Oakham and Ketton & Tinwell.

Guidance on getting involved and preparing a neighbourhood plan 

The Council has prepared a series of quick guides for those involved or thinking of becoming involved in the neighbourhood planning process and sample terms of reference for neighbourhood plan steering groups:

Government planning guidance can be found in the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance.

Government planning guidance can be found in the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance.

Support for neighbourhood plans from Rutland County Council

The Council has prepared a Service Level Agreement that sets out the technical advice that it can provide and guidance on the role of the Council and local groups in preparing neighbourhood plans.

Town or parish councils preparing neighbourhood plans will be asked to sign up to this agreement at the beginning of the process of preparing a neighbourhood plan. 

Funding and Grants

The Council is not able to provide financial support for neighbourhood planning but funding is available from other sources.
Further details of the government's support programme for neighbourhood planning, including the grant application process are available on the My Community Rights website.

Details of other professional advice and support for neighbourhood planning is available on the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council.