Neighbourhood Plans

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.

Maps showing the neighbourhood plan areas that have been designated and the progress in preparing each neighbourhood plan may be viewed below:

A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Greetham Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 7th September 2017 which will be conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those for local government elections.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is ‘Do you want Rutland County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Greetham to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?’

The Referendum area covers the whole of Greetham Parish and is identified on the map which is included in the Information Statement which may be viewed below:

Further details of the arrangements for the Referendum will be available on the website in August 2017. 

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Elections page

Residents in Wing have decided to draw up a plan to shape and influence where development will go and what it will look like in the Parish. Following consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area (see below) Rutland County Council has designated the neighbourhood area as follows:

  • Name of neighbourhood area: Wing
  • Map identifying the area 
  • Name of relevant body applying for the designation: Wing Parish Council

 A copy of the designation notice may be viewed below:

A Wing Neighbourhood Plan is now being prepared by Wing Parish Council with support from Rutland County Council. It will be Rutland’s ninth neighbourhood plan in the county, when completed it will set out the views of the local community on matters such as:

  • Planning policies for the development and use of land and; 
  • Guidance on the appearance and design of any new buildings constructed. 

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

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

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.

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.