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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

Neighbourhood Plan Review

The Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan Committee are carrying out a review of the Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan. You can find out more information about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan Review on the Parish Council Website

Neighbourhood Plan Adoption

The Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan is 'made'.

Development stage dates:

Development stage dates for the Edith Weston Neighbourhood Plan
Stage Date
Neighbourhood area designated April 2012
Draft plan published February 2013
Final plan submitted August 2013
Examiner's report approved 17 February 2014
Referendum 3 April 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

Independent Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

Rutland County Council, Ketton Parish Council and Tinwell Parish Meeting have agreed to appoint Andrew Ashcroft as the independent examiner to examine the Ketton and Tinwell Neighbourhood Plan review..

1.   Examiner note - Examiner Arrangements

2.   View the Examiners Clarification Note

Pre-submission Public Consultation

A six week public consultation on the draft submission plan and associated documents ran from 11 November until 5pm on 23 December 2022.

Consultation Documents

Hard copies of these documents are available to view at:

  1. Rutland County Council Offices - Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
  2. Ketton Library - High Street, Ketton, Rutland PE9 3TE
  3. Tinwell Village Hall - 26 Crown Lane, Tinwell, Rutland, PE9 3UF (email tinwellclerk@btinternet.com to arrange a viewing)

Consultation responses

All representations and comments received have been passed 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 inline with our GDPR (Data Protection) requirements.

Responses we've received during the public consultation:

  1. Resident
  2. Historic England
  3. Sport England
  4. British Pipeline Association
  5. RCC Officer Response
  6. C and J Hattee
  7. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board
  8. Cavendish Gospel Hall Trust
  9. Environment Agency
  10. N and R Pask
  11. Vistry Roup - Luffenham Road
  12. Vistry Group - Park Road
  13. Dr. A and A Graham

Langham Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan review

The Langham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are carrying out a review of the Langham Neighbourhood Plan.

The review will set out how Langham should be developed up to 2041 and includes policies on:

  • design
  • housing
  • history
  • heritage
  • character

Visit the parish council website for news and updates.

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.

Independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan review

Rutland County Council and Langham Parish Council agreed to appoint Andrew Ashcroft as the independent examiner to examine Langham's Neighbourhood Plan review.

We received the report from the independent examiner that recommends the plan should (subject to the recommended modifications) go to referendum.

Rutland County Council and Langham Parish Council have decided to accept the modifications recommended in the examiner's report - the Decision Statement sets out the changes made to the plan.

Notes from the examiner and responses from Rutland County Council and Langham Parish Council:

  1. Examiner note - Examiner Arrangements
  2. Examiner Clarification Note
  3. Langham Parish Council Response to the Clarification Note (29.08.22) 
  4. Langham Parish Council Response - Details of Policy changes (29.08.22)
  5. Rutland County Council Response to Clarification Note (06.09.22)

Public consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan review

We carried out a six week public consultation from 17 June 2022 to 29 July 2022, inviting representations on the draft submission plan and related documents:

All comments are publicly available and identifiable by name and organisation. Personal information is processed inline with GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

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

Consultation responses:

  1. Natural England 
  2. National Highways
  3. Environment Agency
  4. Severn Trent
  5. RCC Officer Response
  6. Avison Young on behalf of National Grid
  7. NHS- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB
  8. Barton Willmore on behalf of De Merke Estates

Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan

Market Overton's Neighbourhood Plan should be developed over the period to 2036 and has been prepared by Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group after consultation with the local community. It includes policies on:

  • design
  • housing
  • the environment
  • the local economy
  • community facilities

Referendum

A public referendum is scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 February 2023, where residents of Market Overton parish will be asked:

'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?'

If the plan is successful at referendum it will be 'made' (adopted) by us - this means it will become part of the area's development plan that all planning applications will be assessed against.

Download the Referendum Version of the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan

To find out more about the referendum, download the Information Statement.

Download information for voters

Information about how to vote will be published on 19 January 2023.

Independent examination

Rutland County Council and Market Overton Parish Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft as the independent examiner for the examination of Market Overton's Neighbourhood Plan.

We have received the independent examiner's report, which recommends the Neighbourhood Plan should (subject to the recommended modifications) be put to a public referendum.

Download the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan Examiner Report

In consultation with Market Overton Parish Council, we have decided to accept the modifications recommended in the examiner's report - you can find out about the changes made to the plan in the Decision Statement.

Download the Decision Statement

Public consultation

We carried out a six week public consultation from 4 August 2022 to 15 September 2022, inviting representations on the draft submission plan and related documents:

All comments are publicly available and identifiable by name and organisation. Personal information is processed inline with GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

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

Consultation responses:

  1. Peter Onslow
  2. National Highways
  3. Historic England
  4. Natural England
  5. Severn Trent
  6. RCC Highways
  7. Environment Agency
  8. RCC officer's Response

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 -

Documents

Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan Designation Notice

North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan

We designated the whole of North Luffenham Parish as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area on 12 February 2020. The North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by the Neighbourhood Plan Group. You can find out more information about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan on the Parish Council Website.

Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan

The Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Development Plan was 'made' after being adopted at the full Council meeting on 20 August 2019.

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

    Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan review

    The Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group are reviewing the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan - visit Uppingham Town Council's website for news and updates.

    The 'made' Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan

    The Uppingham Neighbour Plan was 'made' after being formally adopted at the full Council meeting on 11 January 2016.

    Development stage dates:

    Development stage dates for the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan
    Stage Date
    Neighbourhood area designated 26 November 2012
    Draft plan published June 2013
    Final plan submitted December 2013
    Examiner's report approved May 2014
    Referendum 10 July 2014
    Adoption 11 January 2016

    Documents

    Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan

    We designated the whole of Whissendine Parish as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area in July 2020. The Whissendine Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by the Neighbourhood Plan Group. You can find out more information about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan on the Parish Council Website.

     

    Wing Neighbourhood Plan

    We designated the whole of Wing Parish as the designated Neighbourhood Plan area in June 2017. The Wing Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by the Neighbourhood Plan Group. You can find out more information about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan on the Parish Council Website.

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