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Neighbourhood plans

The neighbourhood planning process and plans that are in development or have been made

Neighbourhood planning is a tool that gives communities statutory powers to shape development and growth in their area, through the Localism Act 2011.

If you're thinking about developing a neighbourhood plan, a good place to start is to read the government’s advice on neighbourhood plans. You can also get advice, guidance and support on the neighbourhood planning process from:

The neighbourhood planning process

You can download Locality's neighbourhood planning roadmap for information on the process.

If you'd like to start a neighbourhood plan, complete the Area Designation Request Form or email localplan@rutland.gov.uk to talk to us about your proposal.

How we can help

If you're interested in developing a neighbourhood plan, we can give you advice and information, including:

  • advice on the process and legislative requirements
  • advice on evidence, assessments and appraisals and how to conform to the national and local policy frameworks
  • how to share information and evidence

We've developed a Service Level Agreement that sets out the technical advice we can provide and everyone's role in preparing a neighbourhood plan. We'll ask town and parish councils to sign this agreement at the beginning of the planning process.

Funding and grants

You can find information about funding and grants for neighbourhood plans on:

Neighbourhood plans - accordion - neighbourhood plans

Barrowden and Wakerley Neighbourhood Plan

The Barrowden and Wakerley Neighbourhood Development Plan was 'made' after Cabinet's resolution on 20 August 2019.

You can find information about the plan's preparation on the Barrowden and Wakerley Neighbourhood Plan website.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Barrowden and Wakerley plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated 27 April 2015
Draft plan published 14 January 2019
Final plan submitted April 2019
Examiner's report approved 18 July 2019
Referendum 17 October 2019
Adoption 12 November 2019

Documents

Cottesmore Neighbourhood Plan

The Cottesmore Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' after being formally adopted at the full Council meeting on 17 May 2016.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Cottesmore Neighbourhood Plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated April 2014
Draft plan published February 2015
Final plan submitted July 2015
Examiner's report approved November 2015
Referendum April 2016
Adoption December 2016

Documents

Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan

Public Consultation on Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with Regulation 16, Rutland County Council is undertaking a public consultation from Monday 29th April until 5pm Monday 10th June 2024, for 6 weeks during which interested parties are invited to make representation on the draft submission plan and associated documents.

We are inviting comments on the Neighbourhood Plan in the following ways:

  • Email to localplan@rutland.gov.uk or
  • by post to Planning Policy, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by Monday 10th June 2024.

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 on to an independent examiner who will consider the representations and recommend whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum.

Adopted Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan 2014 Documents

Greetham Neighbourhood Plan

Greetham Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' after being formally adopted at the full Council meeting on 9 October 2017.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Greetham Neighbourhood Plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated February 2014
Draft plan published June 2014
Final plan submitted November 2016
Examiner's report approved May 2017
Referendum 7 September 2017
Adoption 9 October 2017

Documents

Ketton and Tinwell Neighbourhood Plan

The Ketton and Tinwell Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) 2023 to 2041 has been 'made' (adopted) by us - this means it is now part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the Ketton and Tinwell Neighbourhood Plan

You can also view the Ketton and Tinwell Neighbourhood Development Plan at our offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.

Referendum

Ketton and Tinwell residents voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan for their area on Thursday 20 July 2023.

Residents were asked:

"Do you want Rutland County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Ketton and Tinwell to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Results:

  • Yes - 520 votes (93.69%)
  • No - 35 votes (6.31%)

Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents:

Langham Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan review

Langham Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2041 is made (adopted) and is part of our Development Plan, as defined by the Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation in April 2016.

Download the Adoption Statement

Visit the parish council website for news and updates.

You can view the plan at our offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.

Referendum

On Thursday 15 December 2022, Langham voters voted 'Yes' to the question:

'Do you want Rutland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for the parish of Langham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area'.

  • total 'Yes' votes:193
  • total 'No' votes:14

The total number of votes represented 18% of registered electors, with more than half of those voting in favour of the Langham Neighbourhood Plan.

Documents

Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan

Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2036

The Market Overton Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2036 has been 'made' (adopted) by us - this means it has become part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the 'Made' Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan

You can also view the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan at our offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.

Referendum

A referendum was held in the Parish of Market Overton on Thursday 23 February 2023 to decide on the following question:

'Do you want Rutland County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Market Overton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

Result:

  • Number cast in favour of a 'YES' - 101 votes
  • Number cast in favour of a 'NO' - 6 votes

The total number of votes represented 27% of the registered electors, with more than half of those voting in favour of the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated 19 July 2016
Final plan submitted August 2020
Examiner's Report approved 11 November 2022
Referendum 23 February 2023
Adoption 28 February 2023

Documents

North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan

North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan 2023-2037

The North Luffenham Neighbourhood Development Plan (NPD) 2023-2037 has been 'made' (adopted) by us - this means it has become part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the 'Made' North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan

You can also view the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan at our Offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.

Referendum

A referendum was held in the Parish of North Luffenham on Thursday 19 October 2023 to decide the following question:

'Do you want Rutland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for the parish of North Luffenham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

Result:

  • Number cast in favour of a 'YES' - 144 Votes
  • Number cast in favour of a 'NO' - 20 Votes

The total number of votes represented 26.03% of the registered electors, with more than half of those voting in favour of the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan.

Documents

Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan

The Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan was 'made' on 24 June 2022.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan ('made' version)

Download the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan Information Statement

Independent examiners report

The Independent Examiners Report on the Oakham and Barleythorpe Plan was received, and recommended that the plan (subject to the recommended modifications) should proceed to referendum. The report also recommended the plan should proceed to a referendum based on the Neighbourhood Area as approved by the Council.

After an examination, we must publish a decision statement that sets out the nature of changes made to the plan - download the Decision Statement.

Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan Stage dates

You can find details of the Neighbourhood Plan's preparation on the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan website.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated April 2016
Draft plan published May 2019
Final plan submitted 11 November 2020
Examiner's report approved 18 March 2022
Referendum 25 May 2022
Adoption 24 June 2022

Documents

Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan

Hearing

The independent examiner has concluded that a hearing is necessary to consider the way in which the Neighbourhood Plan has proposed the allocation of housing sites. The hearing has now been arranged for Friday 12 April 2024 and will be held in Uppingham Town Hall.

Download the Examiner's Hearing Notification

Download Public Notice of the Public Hearing of Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan

Independent examination

Rutland County Council and Uppingham Town Council have agreed and appointed Andrew Ashcroft as the independent examiner to conduct the examination of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

Download the Examiner's Clarification note

Download the Examination Arrangements

Download Uppingham Town Council's Response to the Examiner's Clarification Note

Download Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group's Response to the Examiner's Clarification Note

Download the Uppingham Town Council's Uppingham Bypass Study

Public consultation

We undertook a six week public consultation on the draft submission plan and associated documents between Friday 22 September until 5pm on Friday 3 November 2023.

All representations and comments received have been passed on to the independent examiner who will consider the representations and recommend whether the Neighbourhood plan should be put to a community referendum.

All comments will be publicly available and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Your personal information will be processed in line with our GDPR (Data Protection) requirements.

Consultation documents

Consultations responses

We received responses from:

  1. National Highways
  2. LCC Archaeology
  3. Severn Trent
  4. Matrix Planning for the Robinson's
  5. Ancer Spa
  6. Allison Homes
  7. Natural England
  8. Historic England
  9. Insight Town Planning for Langton Homes
  10. LLR Integrated Care
  11. LCC Historic and Natural Environment
  12. Avision Young for National Grid
  13. Avison Young for National Gas
  14. Leicestershire County Council
  15. British Horse Society
  16. Vistry Homes
  17. R and K Sowerbutts
  18. J Gallagher
  19. S Gallagher
  20. Planning Insight for Welland Vale Garden Centre
  21. J Woodhead
  22. Maureen Thomas
  23. RCC Officer Comments

Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan 2012-2026

Download the Made Neighbourhood Plan for Uppingham (January 2016)

Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan

Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2035

The Whissendine Neighbourhood Development Plan (NPD) 2022-2035 has been 'made' (adopted) by us on 18th March 2024 - this means it has become part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the 'Made' Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan

You can also view the Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan at our offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Referendum

A referendum was held in the Parish of Whissendine on Thursday 29th February 2024 to decide on the following question:

'Do you want Rutland County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Whissendine to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

Result:

  • Number cast in favour of a 'YES' - 350 votes
  • Number cast in favour of a 'NO' - 4 votes

The total number of votes represented 35% of the registered electors, with more than half of those voting in favour of the Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan.

Full results from the poll, along with details of elector turnout, can be viewed on our Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Page.

Documents

Wing Neighbourhood Plan

Wing Neighbourhood Plan 2023-2038

The Wing Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) 2023-2038 has been 'made' (adopted) by us on 18th March 2024 - this means it has become part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Adoption Statement

Download the 'Made' Wing Neighbourhood Plan

You can also view the Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan at our offices: Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Referendum

A referendum was held in the Parish of Wing on Thursday 29th February 2024 to decide on the following question:

'Do you want Rutland County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Wing to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

Result:

  • Number cast in favour of a 'YES' - 98 votes
  • Number cast in favour of a 'NO' - 22 votes

The total number of votes represented 46% of the registered electors, with more than half of those voting in favour of the Wing Neighbourhood Plan.

Full results from the poll, along with details of elector turnout, can be viewed on our Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Page.

Documents

 

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