Made Neighbourhood Plans
Made neighbourhood plans form part of the statutory development plan for that neighbourhood area.
A referendum on Chapel-en-le-Frith neighbourhood plan was held on 16th July 2015. The Plan received a majority 'yes' vote; 96% of people voting 'yes' on a turn-out of 32%. As a result of this, High Peak Borough Council and the Peak District National Park Authority have now 'made' Chapel-en-le-Frith neighbourhood plan part of the development plan for Chapel-en-le-Frith neighbourhood area. More information is in the Chapel Decision Statement (152KB)
A referendum on Bradwell Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 22nd October 2015. Of those eligible to vote, 260 voted 'yes' and 46 voted 'no'. Therefore 85% voted 'yes' and 15% voted 'no'. The turnout was 26.8%. The requirement is that the plan must be 'made' (adopted) if more than half of those voting in a referendum vote in favour of the plan being used to help decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan area. The majority 'yes' vote was 85% so the Peak District National Park Authority has 'made' the Bradwell Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for Bradwell neighbourhood area. More information is in the Bradwell Decision Statement (162KB)
Draft Neighbourhood Plans
Local planning authorities may give weight to relevant policies in emerging plans according to:
(a) the stage of preparation of the emerging plan (the more advanced its preparation, the greater the weight that may be given)
(b) the extent to which there are unresolved objections to relevant policies (the less significant the unresolved objections, the greater the weight that may be given)
(c) the degree of consistency of the relevant policies in the emerging plan to the National Planning Policy Framework (the closer the policies in the emerging plan to the policies in the Framework, the greater the weight that may be given).
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Where the local planning authority has issued a decision statement (as set out under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application.
The referendum on Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan will take place on 6 May 2021. For more information please visit:
The plan is currently at examination.
The neighbourhood plan and supporting documents have been approved by Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council and the National Park Authority for Regulation 16 consultation and examination.
The draft plan can be viewed at Holme Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan | Kirklees Council
The plan is currently undergoing modification following independent examination.
The draft plan can be viewed at Neighbourhood planning (sheffield.gov.uk)
Regulation 14 consultation completed.