Neighbourhood plans

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Many communities in the National Park are preparing neighbourhood plans. They are at different stages of the process. You can keep track of what's happening here.


Saddleworth neighbourhood area was designated by the Peak District National Park Authority on 11th November 2016 and by Oldham Council on 21st November 2016. The area is the same as the civil parish area. The relevant body that applied for the designation is Saddleworth Parish Council.

Holme Valley

Neighbourhood Area designated. Parish council beginning community consultation.


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) PDF icon

Whaley Bridge

Neighbourhood area designated, community consultation on going, beginning to look at options and draft policy.


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) PDF icon


Neighbourhood Area and Forum designated, currently undergoing community consultation, and policy writing.


Neighbourhood area designated, currently undertaking community consultation and framing options.


Neighbourhood area designated.


Area designated, community consultation underway.

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