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Parish Statements and Village plans

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Parish Statements

During 2019 we consulted with parishes to help to produce a series of parish statement’s. The purpose of the parish statements are:

  • to understand parish dynamics
  • to inform the Local Plan review and planning matters in general
  • for parishes to use as a platform for their vision/aspirations
  • for parishes to use as a planning tool for the future and to guide planning related matters
  • to help access funding for community projects
  • additionally a parish statement could be the starting point to preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.
We were grateful for the feedback and comments that we received and have now completed a published version. These are in an updated format and take into account any comments received during the consultation stage:
  • parish statement with two asterisk** received a response, with community aspirations
  • parish statements with one asterisk* received a response, without community aspirations. Please note that the inclusion of aspirations is up to the parish and this blank section can be removed at the request of the parish/community
  • parish statements without any asterisk are yet to receive feedback.
Each parish statement can be found using the list below, please note that some statements are shared between parishes which is a result of how the census 2011 data is mapped.  These statements are ‘living’ documents that can be updated as required. These are marked as draft and we still welcome any updates or feedback from parishes particularly if:
  • any information is missing?
  • there is a photograph that could like to be included?
  • any of the maps require amending?
Please send any feedback (referencing your parish statement) to:
Please note that the following parishes do not have a statement because they largely fall outside of the National Park:
  • Meltham
  • Stocksbridge
  • Chisworth
  • Holmesfield
  • Barlow
  • Brampton
  • Northwood and Tinkersley
  • Brassington
  • Bradbourne
  • Bradnop
  • Bosley

Village Plans

A village plan (also called a community plan or a parish plan) tackles social, economic and environmental themes that residents themselves have decided are important.

Village plans:

  • are always developed by residents, working closely with local authorities and service providers
  • can be produced by any community group, not just the parish council, although it is always best work together
  • can be used as an action plan, a way of getting organised, raising money and implementing projects
  • on their own do not have legal weight, but can be used to develop a  neighbourhood plan or supplementary planning guidance
  • can be a ‘material consideration’ and used by the Authority in its planning decisions. The more closely a village plan aligns and adds detail to National Park planning policies, and the more that it demonstrates broad community involvement and a consensus of opinion, the more weight it can be given. Find out more about material planning considerations on the Royal Town Planning Institute's website.

Bradwell Village Plan

Conservation areas

Many villages in the national park have a Conservation Area. Once a Conservation Area Appraisal has been undertaken by the Authority, that identifies special architectural and historic qualities, we can work with residents to produce a Conservation Area Management Plan.

This identifies issues that impact on the special qualities, and shows how they can be retained and enhanced. Or, with our help, you could ‘integrate’ conservation management into your village plans.

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