This is an archived press release
Friday 29 November 2013
Local residents and businesses are invited to have their say on whether Dore village should create a neighbourhood forum and area.
Dore Village Society has applied under the Localism Act to become a neighbourhood forum and designate its village and surrounding area as a neighbourhood area.
By applying for the designations in writing to Sheffield City Council and the Peak District National Park Authority the village society has taken the first steps in developing a neighbourhood plan.
A neighbourhood plan is an important document that can become part of the statutory development plan for Sheffield and the Peak District National Park. A neighbourhood plan will be used when decisions about development are made.
Cllr Lesley Roberts, who chairs the National Park Authority's planning committee, said: "I am delighted that the community of Dore has made this move and welcome the opportunity to work closely with local people to identify ways to achieve their ambitions.
"Neighbourhood planning is all about bringing people together to influence the future of the places they live and work in."
* Totley Library, 205 Baslow Road, S17 4DH
* First Point, Howden House, 1 Union Street (City Centre), S1 2SH
Or request a paper copy by calling Adele Metcalfe on 01629 816375.
People who live, work or do business in the area, are invited to comment on the applications by Monday January 20, before a decision is made by the Authorities.
The process of creating the neighbourhood plan will enable the village society and local residents to examine the capacity for growth in Dore and to consider opportunities for new developments, but always subject to Sheffield City Council's and the National Park Authority's overall planning policies.
Anyone who would like to know more about neighbourhood planning can contact Adele Metcalfe on 01629 816375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbourhood plans were introduced in 2011 under the Localism Act. They are community-led plans that can carry legal weight and be adopted by the local planning authority.