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Dore takes another step towards its first neighbourhood plan

This is an archived press release

Friday 14 November 2014

A neighbourhood forum and area have been formally created for Dore, following decisions by Sheffield City Council and the Peak District National Park Authority.

The designations mean that residents can now write a neighbourhood plan which, once adopted, must be referred to by the authorities when decisions about development are made.

The process of creating the neighbourhood plan will enable the village society and local residents to plan positively for their area, subject to Sheffield City Council's and the National Park Authority's planning policies.

Dore Village Society is to write the plan which will be subject to an independent examination and a referendum before coming into force.

Cllr Lesley Roberts, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: "Neighbourhood planning is all about bringing people together to influence the future of the places they live and work in. I am pleased that the community of Dore has the vision and commitment to work towards a neighbourhood plan of their own."

Cllr Leigh Bramall, Sheffield City Council's Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development, said: "We believe it is important that local people are able to have their say in local planning. This neighbourhood forum will allow people living in Dore to capture ideas and ambitions for their community that will influence future decisions made in the Dore neighbourhood area."

More information about the Dore neighbourhood area and forum designations can be found at Totley Library, 205 Baslow Road, Sheffield S17 4DT, at First Point, Howden House, Sheffield city centre, or online at and also at

People can keep up to date with the process at For more information or to get involved in Dore Neighbourhood Plan, people should contact Dore Village Society by email on

Anyone who would like to know more about neighbourhood planning can contact Adele Metcalfe on 01629 816375 or or Sarah Smith on 0114 2734212

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.

This is an archived press release

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